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. Werribee Mansion Run. Sunday 22nd April 2018.
2. Saddleworld Melbourne International 3 day Event. Sunday 10th June 2018 (There will be several jumps in the Rose Garden)
WHAT'S HAPPENING NOW IN THE GARDEN?
The roses are still blooming well despite the sometimes wild winds & only occasional rain and continue to provide good photo opportunities for visitors to enjoy.
The volunteers continue to dead head every Wednesday & Saturday in order to keep the flowers coming. This will continue till 18th April when we will cease dead heading. After this time flowering will slow down and there will be spent blooms left on the bushes.
SUCCESS!! HOPPERS CROSSING APEX CLUB INC. 2018 Community Grant Program.
On March 28th 2018 a letter from Geraldine Walker, the treasurer of the Hoppers Crossing Apex Club, was shared at morning tea, announcing that the Victoria State Rose Garden Supporters had been successful in obtaining a grant of $556.00 for the purchase of 4x Ryobi Garden Pruning saws. This will be of great benefit to all of the volunteers in the upcoming pruning season and will be appreciated for many years to come.
A very big THANK YOU to all the members of the Hoppers Crossing Apex Club Inc. for raising money to support the Community Grant Program.
The FOOTSCRAY & DISTRICT YMCA GARDEN CLUB generously donated $1000.00 to the Rose Garden.
Our thanks go to Maureen McKnight president, David Graham secretary, Rod Noonan treasurer and the members of Footscray Garden Club for their generous donation. The Club has been operating for 42 years but unfortunately it is winding up due to a lack of young people joining up. It has served its members well with monthly meetings, expert speakers, social/garden focussed outings, companionship and sharing of gardening knowledge.
Sue Myers, a volunteer from the VSRG, gave a talk about the history of the VSRG and showed photos of some of our wonderful roses, at the Garden Club’s final meeting.
The money will be used for the purchase of a bed of roses for the garden.
This is the ONE of the latest ROSE STORY as told by Rosarian Wal Johnston for the enjoyment and enrichment of volunteers at morning tea. (this one contains an environmentally safe Fungal Disease Spray Cure recipe.!)
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.
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.
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