Welcome to
The Royal National
Rose Society

for all who love, grow and study the rose

Find us

*Please Note : Butterfly World has ceased to trade, subsequently access to the Gardens of the Rose is now via Chiswell Green Lane, St Albans, AL2 3NR*

By Road

Exit the M1 at junction 6 and join the A405 towards St Albans. Cross over the large roundabout (M25 J21a). After 200 yards turn left into Noke Lane and then turn immediately right into Miriam Lane.

For those coming from St Albans or Hatfield either take the B4630 from St Albans or the A405 following signs to Watford and the M1. Continue past the Thistle (Noke) hotel on your right to the roundabout over the M25 (Junction 21a) take the 4th exit A405 back towards St Albans. After 300 yards turn left into Noke Lane, then first right into Miriam Lane.

Note: Although Butterfly World are now closed to the general public they are very kindly allowing us to continue to use their carpark, so please follow the brown and white tourist signs that are situated around St Albans.

For those of you with Satnavs, the postcode is AL2 3NY, although it is recommended that you follow the signs when close to the site as some Satnavs lead you down Chiswell Green Lane (from where you can only gain access by foot) instead of in to the main entrance.

By Train

St. Pancras International (Thameslink platform) to St. Albans City Station – From here please use the local bus service to Chiswell Green – unfortunately there is no direct bus link  from the station to the gardens and we recommend that you would take a taxi. (There is a taxi rank outside the station)

By Bus

Route 321: Luton to Watford passing through St Albans City Center, get off at Chiswell Green, Three Hammers Pub and then continue to the pedestrian access.


Pedestrian Access

Follow Chiswell Green Lane from Three Hammers Pub and use access gate into our shared carpark with Butterfly World.



The Gardens of the Rose are now closed for the 2016 season except for special events & will re-open on Saturday 10th June 2017

However, our website is open year round!
So be sure to visit our Gift Shop and upcoming Events pages.

Kind regards, The RNRS Team