Last week was Rose Week in Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park on the outskirts of Belfast. Just as well it was last week because the weather this weekend has probably destroyed quite a few of the gorgeous roses on display!

Rose Week takes place at this time every year and the roses on view are absolutely stunning. It is always worth a visit and this year, as usual, it did not disappoint.

Sadly you will have to imagine the scent of the roses in the air, it was amazing.

There are beds and beds of these beauties, so many varieties with pretty names.

In fact during rose week it is estimated that there are over 20,000 blooms!!

I’ve been inspired by all this beauty to make some rose-themed bags but more of that next post, hopefully!

I’m afraid our horrible weekend weather has continued into Monday, I can only dream of rose-scented summer days today!