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Claire, the Golden Beauty rose and equine friend Twiglet!

English Rose Rescues Horses

Claire Goose Launches Rose At Chelsea Flower Show

Every gardener knows that horse manure is good for roses. But now TV star Claire Goose hopes roses will benefit horses……

Today, horse lover Claire, star of Casualty, Waking the Dead, launched an exciting new rose variety, Golden Beauty at the Chelsea Flower Show. Developed by Notcutts, it is hoped that Golden Beauty will raise much-needed funds for the world’s largest equine charity, the Brooke Hospital for Animals.

English rose Claire reckons the new variety will be a blooming success with gardeners. She said today: “To have a beautiful rose that will help the Brooke is fantastic, they do such wonderful work.”

The London-based Brooke Hospital for Animals gives free veterinary care and welfare support to working horses and donkeys in India, Pakistan, Egypt and Jordan, as well as helping educate their often impoverished owners in equine care. Last year Brooke veterinary teams gave more than one million equine treatments in these countries, which included saving the lives of tens of thousands of sick, injured and starving horses and donkeys owned by refugees fleeing Afghanistan.

Golden Beauty is a superb rose that produces masses of amber-yellow flowers. The flowers are produced in clusters throughout summer, and well into autumn, accompanied by a sweet fragrance. However, unlike many varieties of this colour, Golden Beauty is a vigorous grower and has superb disease resistance. The glossy green foliage grows 90 cms (3ft) high and 60 cms (2ft) wide. Golden Beauty will make a wonderful floribunda for any garden and comes from the same stable as Rose Buxom Beauty, which was launched at Chelsea last year. Rose Golden Beauty is the result of seven years worth of breeding and trial ground assessment. It combines the unique benefits of a large flower, strong fragrance and high disease resistance.

Each Golden Beauty ordered from the Brooke Hospital for Animals will raise £3.95 for the Brooke: enough to provide emergency treatment for two horses.

Rose Golden Beauty, priced £8.95, will be available exclusively from Mattocks Roses, Notcutts Garden Centres and from the Brooke Hospital for Animals, Broadmead House, 21 Panton Street, London SW1Y 4DR, email: or telephone 020 7930 0210.

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