Family and Colleagues Mourn David Austin Snr.
December 18, Albrighton - The Austin family has announced the passing of David C.H. Austin, the founder of David Austin Roses Ltd. The famed garden rose breeder and the green industry veteran, David Snr. died peacefully at his home in Shropshire aged 92. For over 75 years David's dedication to roses brought fragrance and beauty to gardens all over the world. In the course of his extraordinary career, he bred more than 200 English Roses unwavering in his pursuit of an ever more beautiful rose.
Today, his legacy includes one of the largest rose breeding programs in the world that brought David and his company multiple awards and international recognition. He is remembered once saying: "There is nothing more exciting than having 350,000 seedlings growing that no one has ever seen before".
Photo: David Austin Roses Ltd. On behalf of the CIOPORA Board and its members, CIOPORA expresses sincerest condolences to the Austin family, his close friends and colleagues. David's knowledge and passion for roses will be remembered and live on in thousands of gardens bringing joy to plant lovers all around the world. David Austin Snr. was one of the founders of CIOPORA with his company being a long-standing member. Learn more about David Austin Snr. and his life's work.