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Victoria State Rose Garden

Australian Leaf


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.  


Amazing Grace Blackboy (tripod)
Borderer Carabella
China Sunrise Claret Cup
Dusky Moon Eliza Dorothy (Tripod)
Fairlie Rede Fintona
Glenara (tripod) Governor Macquarie
Iced Parfait Ida Elizabeth
Imp Kwinana
Light Touch Lorraine Lee
Mariandel 92 Marjorie Atherton
Marjory Palmer Mary Guthrie
Miss All Australian Beauty Opportunity Rose
Princess du Ballet (tripod) Rod Beechey
Sunlit Tahlia
Valerie June Warrawee


Alistair Clark Amazing Grace
Angela Rose Taylor Australian Bicentennial
Australian Sunrise Betty
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
Penelope Tea Princess du Ballet (tripod)
Squatter's Dream Suitor
Sunny South Tarrawarra
The Governor's Wife Tudor Rose (tripod)
Water Music (Tripod) Werribee Park
'Australian Sunrise ' bred by Mr Ian Spriggs


We now have two festoons planted with "Nancy Hayward" on either side of the plaque

as well as a trial bed.

Being  trialled:

Jubilee  Rose, Dusky Moon, My Yellow, Sweet Sara, Governor's Wife 


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