Welcome to my website about old roses. My name is Monique Nuijten, I live in the south part of the Netherlands and ever since I was young I love roses, but never could I find a true rose that would really capture me. Only after seeing an old rose for the first time (the Alba rose Mme Plantier), was the moment that I knew that this was the sort of rose I was looking for. Since that day I’m trying to find out more about these, for most people, forgotten beauties and more specific about Moss Roses.
In the page ‘My roses’ I have written a short introduction about old roses, and in the subpages there are descriptions of each species (Alba, Gallica, Centifolia etc.), with pictures and descriptions of some of the roses that were planted in my gardens. This is a somewhat ongoing process and more roses and descriptions will be added over time.