Antique Rose Emporium Chappel


Washington County  is lucky to be called home by The Antique Rose Emporium nestled in the historic town of Independence, just north of Brenham.  Owner Mike Shoup is a rose enthusiast and is passionate about collecting, developing and propagating native Texas ornamentals. The Antique Rose Emporium easily boasts the largest collection of native Texas perennials in the state of Texas.  A walk through the wildly kept gardens provides hours of inspiration for the garden enthusiast. The site has also been home to countless bridal portraits and family photo ops. Whether you seek an afternoon excursion, an intense shopping spree, or inspiration, a visit to the Antique Rose Emporium is sure to please.
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Owner Mike Shoup

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