St Patrick - C 15
Penelope - H B
Crimson Glory - A15
Blue for You - A 13

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.

 Opening Times for Victoria State Rose Garden

 THE GARDEN IS OPEN EVERY DAY AND IS FREE TO VISIT. (Donations gratefully accepted) 

From April to September 9.30 till 5 pm.    

From October to April 9.30 till 6.30 (daylight saving time) 

 Please NOTE: Sometimes special events at WERRIBEE PARK  could impact on access to the Rose Garden Click here for more details 

1.  Saddleworld Melbourne International 3 day Event. Sunday 10th June 2018 (There will be several jumps in the Rose Garden)

Pruning News


16TH JUNE FROM 11.00 A.M. TILL 1.00 P.M.

On 13th June pruning will commence at the garden. That seems early, you may say, but as there are over 5000 roses to prune the volunteers need to start early!!! You can relax for longer in the home garden. 

There will be two pruning demonstrations only for our volunteers to refresh skills prior to pruning commencement on 13th June. So on 30th May and 6th June VOLUNTEERS come prepared to brush up on your technique. 



There are roses still blooming well despite the sometimes wild winds, cool temperatures and rain and continue to provide great photo opportunities for visitors to enjoy. 

The volunteers continue to work at the garden every Wednesday & Saturday to keep everything tidy for our visitors.The photos below, taken on 16th May  show perfect blooms, vibrant colours, masses of roses in various beds and more buds ready to burst. Come & enjoy the roses! 


Brilliant Red Cedar in Petal D01
St Patrick is still flowering profusely. Petal C15
Life Member & Long time volunteer, Margherita admiring Honey Perfume. B09
Honey Perfume sparked with raindrops. Petal B09
Sundance was a standout golden vision on an overcast morning. Petal C06
Parole has enormous blooms & strong, sweet perfume. Petal D20

Large Altissimo flowers look stunning speckled with raindrops. Petal BT0 Tripod. Taken 16th May.

ALTISSIMO, the story behind this rose. (by Wal) 

 A climbing floribunda, bred by Delbard of France in 1966.

 In the very early 1970’s Ted Treloar of Portland, imported three plants of Altissimo from Delbard-Chabert of France.  Three was the maximum number of growing plants the regulations allowed, and regulations being regulations, he was required to send them to the Plant Quarantine Station at South Yarra.  The treatment they received there resulted in one dying, a second almost so, and the remaining plant barely surviving. ( Continue reading .......)



2017 So so foggy!!!
Welcome support from Parks rangers as always.
Foggy first day of Pruning for 2017
Volunteers discussing pruning strategies.

Timely ROSE STORIES.........with a Pruning focus.

 The Myths of Pruning. By Rosarian Wal Johnston told for the enjoyment and enrichment of volunteers at morning tea. 

There are a wealth of other stories to browse through. e.g. The Origins of Pruning. & The Pruning Mystique.  The End of Deadheading. 

Look under "About our Roses"-- Rose Stories

Unusual colouring on "Eyes for you"
Fourth of July DF12. This is a festoon to seek out.
Glorious E8, lives up to its name.

Masquerade E21 This stunning tripod has cameras snapping.
Perfume Perfection AST2 The perfect name for this fragrant avenue. Taken Nov 1st.
Colorama (Petal B 14) Rain glistening on petals.
Sally Holmes BF12
Bloomfield Courage (Petal EF 10)
Monica (Petal E 22)
Maria Callas (Petal C 22) More rain drops.
Scepter"d Isle (Ausland) Bud

The HERITAGE BORDER continues to put on a beautiful display of hips in so many different shapes, colours and sizes. Well worth a slow, exploring walk.


Rose 'Amazing Grace'

Check out our Facebook Page packed with beautiful up to the minute photos, the majority of which are taken by Christine, the FB editor for VSRG, and interesting & useful information.

There are always such interesting stories and postings on our Facebook site. Interested rose buffs love to share their photos and offer information about their favourite roses.

Check out the latest photos, stories and feedback on Facebook.

Formal Entrance for the Victoria State Rose Garden

The Formal Entrance for Victoria State Rose Garden is clearly visible from the carpark.

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 

Victoria State Rose Garden

The Treasurer, VSRGS,

Werribee, Victoria, Australia, 3030

Post Office Box 2137,

You can also donate online  via your bank, direct to our bank account.

BSB 633 108
Account Number 104117049


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