As a contribution to the Centenary of Federation of Australia, the Supporters laid out and developed the Australian Leaf. The aim was to showcase Australian bred roses which had been developed over the period 1901 to 2001, with roses from every State and as many Australian breeders as we could find.
The Leaf was officially opened in 2001, with 56 beds and 8 tripods, making a total of 64 different Australian cultivars. The Supporters have realised that not all roses are suited to our environment, so one of the beds in Leaf 'B' has been converted to a Trial Bed, where we plant six lots of three cultivars for a two year trial. Their transition into the main arena depends on their performance over that two year period.
AUSTRALIAN LEAF SECTION 'A'
|Claret Cup||Eliza Dorothy (Tripod)|
|Governor Macquarie||Iced Parfait|
|Lorraine Lee||Mariandel 92|
|Marjorie Atherton||Marjory Palmer|
|Mary Guthrie||Miss All Australian Beauty|
AUSTRALIAN LEAF SECTION 'B'
|Alistair Clark||Amazing Grace|
|Angela Rose Taylor||Australian Bicentennial|
|Brisbane Blush||Cousin Essie|
|Governor Marie Bashir||In The Pink|
|Lady Huntingfield||Let's Celebrate|
|Lorraine Lee Cl||Lubra|
|Minnie Watson||Miss Marion Manifold (Tripod)|
|Mrs Mary Thomson||Nancy Hayward|
|Water Music (Tripod)||Werribee Park|
We now have two festoons planted with "Nancy Hayward" on either side of the plaque
as well as a trial bed.
Recently planted "Fairlie Rede " " Janette Murray" "Diana Allen"
Still being trialled:
"Shelly" "Our Golden Son" " Mrs Mary Thomson"