Welcome to the Victoria State Rose Garden website. With over 5000 roses (covering about 5 hectares), the Victoria State Rose Garden is one of the tourist gems of Victoria.
Awarded the International Garden of Excellence by the World Federation Of Rose Societies in 2003, it was the first rose garden outside of Europe to receive this Award and the only one (at that time) cared for entirely by volunteers.
What's Happening Now In The Garden?
March -- a Perfect Time to Visit
AUTUMN at the Rose Garden generally sees wonderful weather and abundant flowers, so come and have a wander amongst the beautiful blooms. The entire precinct is an amazing place to visit with the Werribee Park Mansion adjoining the Rose Garden and The Werribee Open Range Zoo adjoining the Mansion grounds. So many attractions in one place!!!!
The volunteers continue to work two days each week to ensure that the roses are always at their best. The roses are blooming beautifully and the heat and occasional rain will push them further to perform.
Volunteers hard at work as usual........
Every Wednesday & Saturday morning sees enthusiastic volunteers working to keep the garden in top condition, ably supported by Parks staff.
Deadheading continues in the Tudor Rose, Leaf, Bud and the repeat-flowering cultivars in the Heritage Border throughout March and two weeks into April.
State Rose Garden Opening Times
From April to September 9.30 till 5 pm. From October to April 9.30 till 6.30 (daylight saving time)
THE GARDEN IS OPEN EVERY DAY AND IS FREE TO VISIT. (Donations gratefully accepted)
Please NOTE: special events at WERRIBEE PARK which could impact on access to the Rose Garden: Click here for detailed list Below April Events
1. Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt & Family Picnic, Friday 14th April, Ticketed Event
2. Werribee Mansion Run, Sunday 23rd April
Formal Entrance for the Victoria State Rose Garden
The improvement was long overdue with visitors previously unable to locate the garden entrance due to foliage and inadequate signage. It is now easy to see the large Metal Entrance Arch from the car park. It has State Rose Garden inscribed and a side panel showing the plan of the 4.5 hectare garden.
Entry is free but all donations are gratefully accepted as the Garden is maintained by volunteers.
3 Ways to Donate.............
Via the donation tube when you visit, located just inside the main entrance.
Via cheque, posted to Post Office Box 2137,
You can also donate online via your bank, direct to our bank account.