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Victoria State Rose Garden

Heritage Border

Background Information

In August 1997 it was decided to utilise the fenceline between the Mansion at Werribee Park and the Victoria State Rose Garden by creating a 'Heritage' Border.  With the help of Werribee Park staff and a grant from Parks Victoria, 44 varieties of climbing species and Old Roses were planted to form a hedge on the cyclone fence.  In 1998 a front row of bush Old Roses was planted consisting of 49 varieties.  Many of these plantings were species roses with historical ties to the modern rose.  The Border would more correctly be called a 'Historical' Border, in that many of the roses are not a true Heritage cultivar.  They do, however have very strong historical links to modern roses.  For example, there are many of Alistair Clark's roses; there is Constance Spry, David Austin's first rose; and there are many hybrid roses from crosses with Old Roses.

In 2000, with the realigning of the fenceline to allow for Stage Two of the overall Garden, a further 400 metres of Border was planted, The Heritage Border is now about 450 metres long, 3 metres wide and contains about 500 plants with 250 varities of beautiful and historic roses. Whilst roses are mainly placed in family groups, the main priority is visual effectiveness and appeal. Cultivars from Australia, America, China, Denmark, England,France, Germany,  Ireland, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand and Scotalnd may be found.  The rose names are engraved on bricks within the garden edging, together with the rose variety, breeder, country of origin and date of discovery or introduction.

Download the Heritage Border Leaflet (PDF) showing the  Heritage Roses currently in the garden. (This leaflet is also available when you visit the garden) 

The listing below is in alphabetical order, not in the order they are within the Heritage Border.


Acervate Agatha-Incarnata
Agnes Aimee Vibert
Albertine Alfred-de-Dalmas
Anais-Segalas Anna-Olivier
Anne Endt "Anne Pluckhahn"
Apothecary's-Rose Archiduc-Joseph
Autumn-Damask Autumn-Delight
Babe Ballerina
Bardou Job Baron-de-Wassenaer
Baron-Girod-de-L'ain Baroness-Rothschild
Baronne-Prevost Beaute Inconstante
BL-Sydney-Linton Blanc-Double-de-Coubert
Bloomfield's-Dainty Blush-Noisette
Bobbie James Pink Poly Botzaris
Bouquet-d'Or Bourbon-Queen
Buff-Beauty Bunya-Mountains
Calocarpa Camaieux
Canary-Bird Capitane-John-Ingram
Captain Christy Cl Captain Watkins
Cardinal-de-Richelieu Cecile-Brunner
Celine-Forestier Champney's-Pink-Cluster
Charles-de-Mills Chateau-de-Clos-Vougeot
Chip's Aple Blossom Chloris
Cicely-Lascelles Claire-Jacquier
Cloth-of-Gold Commandant-Beaurepaire
Constance Cornelia
Compte-de-Chambord Constance-Spry
Cramoisi-Superieur Cramoisi Superieur Cl
Crepuscule Daydream
De Meaux Dembrowski
Devoniensis Doctor Hogg
Dr Huey Donna-Marie
Duchesse-de-Angouleme Duchesse-de-Brabant
Duchesse-de-Montebello Duchess-of-Portland
Duke-of-Edinburgh Dupontii
E-Veyrat-Hermanos E.N. Ward
Ellie Beauvilan Empereur-de-Maroc
Esmeralda Fantin-Latour
Felicia Felicite-et-Perpetua
Felicitie Parmentier Ferdinand-Pichard
Fimbriata Fortune's-Double-Yellow
Fortuniana Francesca
Francis-Dubriel Francois-Juranvale
Fritz-Nobis Fru-Dagmar-Hastrup
Fru-Karl-Drushki Fruhlingsgold
Fruhlingsanfang Fruhlingsduft
Fruhlingsmorgen G Nabonnand
Gay Vista General Gallieni
General MacArthur Cl General-Schablikine
Geranium Ghislaine-de-Feligonde
Gladsome Glorie-du-Ducher
Glorie-Lyonnaise Goethe
Golden Dawn Cl Golden Wings
Grace-Darling Great-Maiden's-Blush
Gruss-an-Aachen Guinee
Hadley Hebes-Lip
Henri-Martin Hermosa
Honeyflow Honorine-de-Brabant
Hugonis Hume's-Blush
Irish-Elegance Irish-Rich-Marbled
Ispahan Jaune-Deprez
Jesse-Clark Joasine Hanet
Josephine-Bruce Juno
Kathleen Kitty-Kininmonth
La-France La-Reine
Lady Edgeworth David Lady-Hillingdon
Lady-Waterlow Lady-Mary-Fitzwilliam
Lane's-Moss Lawrence-Johnston
La-Vesuve Little-White-Pet
Lord Charlemont Cl Lord-Penzance
Louise-Odier Macrantha
Maigold Mamon-Cochet
Marechal-Niel Marie-Van-Houtte
Marquise de Vivens Master-Hugh
Mermaid Micrugosa
"Miels Children" Mlle-Franziska-Kruger
Mme Abel Chatenay Mme-Berard
Mme-Caroline-Testout Mme-Georges-Bruant
Mme-Hardy Mme-Jules-Gravereux
Mme-Lombard Mme-Louise-Leveque
Mme-Pierre-Oger Mme-Plantier
Mrs-Anthony-Waterer Mrs-B-R-Cant
Mrs-Dudley-Cross Mrs-Harold-Brocklebank
Mrs-John-Lang Mrs-Oakleigh-Fisher
Mrs-Richard-Turnbull Mutabilis
Nancy-Hayward Narrow-Water
Nevada Noella-Nabonnand
Nuits-de-Young Octavus-Weld
Old-Blush Parfum-de-la-Hay
Park's-Yellow Papa-Gontier
Paul-Neyron Paul-Ricault
Penelope Perle-d'Or
Pink-Grootendorst Pink-Mamon-Cochet
Polyantha Grandiflora Pompon de Paris Cl
Princeps Poulsen'sDelight
President-de-Seze Prosperity
Provence-Rose Prudence
Quatre-Saisons Queensland Beauty
r-altaica r-anenomodies
r-banksiae-alba-plena r-banksiae-lutea
r-banksiae-lutescens r-brunonii
r-canina r-centifolia-muscosa
r-chinensis-viridiflora r-damascena-versicolor
r-foetida-bicolour r-foetida-lutea
r-foetida-persiana r-forrestiana
r-fortuniana r-gigantea
r-helenae r-indica-Major
r. indica major Thelangerin mauve r-laevigata
r-moschata r-moschata-nasturana
r. multiflora carnea
r-pendulina r-primula
r-roxburghii-plena r-rugosa-alba
r-sericea-pteracantha r-setigera
r-soulieana r-sweginzowii macrocarpa
r-virginiana r-webbiana
r-wichuriana r-woodsii-v-Fendleri
r-x-cantabrigiensis Rambling-Rector
Raubritter Reine-de-Violette
Reine-Victoria Reve-d'Or
Rev T.C. Cole Ringlet
Rose-de-Rescht Rose-du-Roi
Rose-De-Meaux Rose Marie
Rosiere-de-la-Hay Rosette-Delizy
Safrano Scabrosa
Scharlachglut Schneelicht
Sombreuil Souv-de-Mme-Leonie-Viennot
Souv-du-Dr-Jamain Souv-de-Philomen-Cochet
Souv-d'-un-Ami Spring Song
Stanwell-Perpetual The-Bishop
Tuscany Tuscany-Superb
Vanguard Variegata-de-Bologna
Vick's-Caprice Village-Maid
Villosa-Duplex Violette
"Von Doussa Children" White-Cecile-Brunner
WhiteMamon-Cochet William-Lobb
Zephrine Drouin


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