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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.



UPCOMING PRUNING DEMONSTRATION

Veronica, one of our volunteers will be in CLUNES (Victoria) to give a Pruning Demonstration and advice on Rose Care.

WHEN: This Sunday 9th July 

WHERE: @ the Farmer's Market

TIME: 9 a.m. till 1.00 p.m.

http://www.clunesfarmersmarket.com.au


What's Happening Now In The Garden?

PRUNING HAS COMMENCED!

The volunteers started pruning on 14th June.  After three weeks of pruning Petal E & half of Petal D in the Tudor Rose are pruned.

The specialist areas of Weeping Standards, Tripods, & Festoons are also being pruned. A smaller group work in the Leaf section at present but will be joined by those now concentrating all their efforts on The petals of the Tudor Rose.

The volunteers will be working each Wednesday & Saturday till the end of August to complete the entire 5500 roses.

(Click for more photos here and keep up with the latest)

 

Problems! The roses won't stop flowering.
Such a foggy start to pruning!
Longtime volunteers share another pruning season.
Both the Festoons & Tudor Rose beds are pruned in teams.
Business as usual for the Weeping Standard experts.
Newly pruned beds. Lots more to do.
We welcome the support of Parks Vic rangers.
Late morning sunshine was very welcome.
Working in teams is the way it's done.

Victoria State Rose Garden Volunteers are  pruning.......every Wednesday & Saturday. 

There is still time to read the latest Rose Story, told by our resident storyteller Wal,entitled "The Pruning Mystique" which is the perfect lead into our intense pruning season. (Click Here)

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Victoria 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 more details 

 


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. 

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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.

 

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History

The Garden's journey...

Great Performers

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