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.
The Victoria State Rose Garden is still open every day to visit for exercise.
Follow all Government restrictions. At present those living within 15 km of the garden can visit for exercise. Follow Social Distancing rules. Check all Covid-19 restrictions before visiting.
The State Rose & Garden Show, which was to be held on 6th & 7th November, has been cancelled for 2021 as a result of Covid 19 restrictions.
Please refer to Parks Vic Website below for the latest updates when planning a visit to Victoria State Rose Garden. https://www.parks.vic.gov.au/places-to-see/sites/victoria-state-rose-garden
Some bright spots of colour captured the eye on a walk throughout the garden on Sat. September 25th. There are lots of buds everywhere with the Heritage Border blooming well.
It is a beautiful, peaceful place for your walk if you are lucky enough to live within a 15 km radius of your home.
These pictures are of Superb Fairy Wrens skittering around the base of the rose bushes foraging for insects when volunteers last pruned on 14th July this year, pre Covid lockdown 6.
NORMAL OPENING TIMES -VICTORIA STATE ROSE GARDEN
October 5th - April 4th, 9.30 to 6.00 (Daylight Saving Time)
April 5th - October 4th, 9.30 to 5.00
NORMALLY OPEN EVERY DAY AND IS FREE TO VISIT.
(Disclaimer: The Rose Garden may be closed at short notice due to Severe Weather Conditions or Maintenance carried out by Parks Victoria)www.parks.vic.gov.au/places-to-see/sites/victoria-state-rose-garden
NEW VOLUNTEERS: At present no one is working in the garden because of Covid 19 restrictions.
Going forward watch for the lifting of restrictions and just come to the garden on either Wednesday 9.00 till 12.00 or Saturday 9.00 till 11.00 to try out volunteering for yourself.
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. Living close by, she is able to keep us all up to date during this strange time.
There are opinion pieces and timely information for visitors and postings on our Facebook site.
Formal Entrance for the Victoria State Rose Garden
It is 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 633 000
Account Number 104117049