Knight’s Roses is the sole Australian agent for some the world’s most renowned rose breeders from Europe, including Guillot Roses of France, Rosen-Tantau of Germany, Harkness of England and James Cocker and Sons of Scotland.
Yorkshire, England, 1860: John and Robert Harkness, teenaged brothers who shared a love for the out-of-doors and horticulture, saved their pocket money and bought their first seeds. Horticulture was to be the life for them.
For 170 years, James Cocker and Sons have been producing and selling award-winning roses. The policy of the Cocker family through the years has been to grow and supply roses of real quality whilst delivering first class service, and this still continues today.
For over 100 years, garden rose breeding has been the core business of Rosen Tantau. Twenty years ago, however, the company started intensively diversifying its breeding lines to different types of rose classes.
The Guillot family is proud to have fathered six generations of rose growers. The Guillot Roses story began in 1834, when Jean-Baptiste Guillot established his firm ‘La Terre des Roses’ (the Terrace of Roses) in Lyon, France, thus establishing the great Lyonnaise rose-growing tradition.