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 


Victoria State Rose Garden Supporters (VSRGS) will be holding pruning demonstrations.

WHEN: Wednesday 22nd August & Saturday 25th August.

TIME: Activities start at 9.00 on both days.

WHERE: Victoria State Rose Garden, Werribee Park.

All Welcome. ENTRY FREE  

Activities start with a discussion on safety, tools for pruning, maintenance of tools, followed by pruning demonstrations. Attendees can then work with VSRGS members in pruning of a range of different types of roses. There will be a BBQ for lunch.

Contact Neil on 0450 659 993 or Margret on 0419 007 382

(For more information click here)

Big groups of pruners work together collaboratively on different beds of roses. 20th June.


Pruning, Pruning & more Pruning.

Pruning for 2018 commenced on 13th June and the volunteers will continue working solidly till the end of August. 

 (More pruning photos @ Garden Seasons)


The Tripod team and Weeping Standard team were hard at work early on a foggy Wednesday morning. 

The tripod team focus on removing the oldest stems whilst the younger ones have the side shoots trimmed to a few eyes. Taken 27th June
The weeping standards seem wild but the expert teams see if there is enough new growth to remove the shoots that have flowered or just trim the side shoots.

Brilliant Red Cedar in Petal D01
St Patrick was beautiful in Autumn. Petal C15
Life Member & Long time volunteer, Margherita admiring Honey Perfume. B09
Honey Perfume sparkled with raindrops before pruning. Petal B09

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

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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