Antique Rose Emporium, a Rose by Any Other Name is Still a Rose

When Mike Shoup first began his search for native Texas plants to add to his growing nursery business, roses were the furthest from his mind.

In 1983, Shoup opened The Antique Rose Emporium on eight acres in Brenham with award-winning display gardens, including roses, perennials, annuals, trees and shrubs. Mermaid and other ‘survivor’ roses became the foundation of the products Shoup sells today.

With a reputation that stretches far beyond Texas, The Antique Rose Emporium has been featured in The New York Times, National GeographicSouthern Living, and Victoria Magazine, while the display garden was designated a Hall of Fame Garden by the Great Rosarians of the World in 2012. 

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