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
Pruning, Pruning & more Pruning.
Pruning for 2018 commenced on 13th June. It was a sunny, mild day for Winter and saw a good turn up of volunteers to make a dent in the 5500 roses. We always welcome more help as we will be working solidly till the end of August.
********There are still roses blooming which continue to provide photo opportunities for visitors to enjoy. So come to enjoy the roses before we lop their heads off!! (More photos Garden Seasons)
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 .......)
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.
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.
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