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
Alba-Semi-plena Alberic-Barbier
Albertine Alfred-de-Dalmas
Alister Stella Gray Amadis
Anais-Segalas Anna-Olivier
Anne Endt 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-Wings
Grace-Darling Great-Maiden's-Blush
Gruss-an-Aachen Guinee
Hadley Hebes-Lip
Henri-Martin Hermosa
Highdownensis Hippolyte
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
Konigan-Von-Danemark Kronprincessin-Viktoria
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
Mlle-Franziska-Kruger Mme Abel Chatenay
Mme-Berard Mme-Caroline-Testout
Mme-Georges-Bruant Mme-Hardy
Mme-Legras-de-St-Germaine Mme-Jules-Gravereux
Mme-Lombard Mme-Louise-Leveque
Mme-Pierre-Oger Mme-Plantier
Morlettii Mosseaux-du-Japon
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
Paul's-Himalyan-Musk Pax
Penelope Perle-d'Or
Pink-Grootendorst Pink-Mamon-Cochet
Polyantha Grandiflora 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-eglantaria
r-fedtschenkoana r-foetida-bicolour
r-foetida-lutea r-foetida-persiana
r-forrestiana r-fortuniana
r-gigantea r-glauca
r-harrisonii r-helenae
r-indica-Major r-laevigata
r-moschata r-moschata-nasturana
r. multiflora carnea r-multiflora-platyphylla
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
Rugelda Rugspin
Safrano Scabrosa
Scharlachglut Schneelicht
Slater's-Crimson-China Soliel-d'Or
Sombreuil Souv-de-Mme-Leonie-Viennot
Souv-du-Dr-Jamain Souv-de-Philomen-Cochet
Souv-d'-un-Ami Spring Song
Stanwell-Perpetual The-Bishop
Tonner's-Fancy Tour-de-Malakoff
Tuscany Tuscany-Superb
Vanguard Variegata-de-Bologna
Vick's-Caprice Village-Maid
Villosa-Duplex Violette
White-Cecile-Brunner WhiteMamon-Cochet
William-Lobb Zephrine Drouin


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