St Patrick - C 15
Penelope - H B
Crimson Glory - A15
Blue for You - A 13

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.

Opening Times for Victoria State Rose Garden. 


Times: April to September 9.30- 5 pm. October to April 9.30-6.30 (daylight saving time) 

Please NOTE: Sometimes special events at WERRIBEE PARK  could impact on access to the Rose Garden: See below.

1. January 1st 2019. Let Them Eat Cake. Ticketed Event. 11.00-10.30 pm. 10,000 Expected.

2. January 13th 2019. So Frenchy So Chic. Ticketed Event. Shotgun Start 9.30 am-8.30 pm. 6000 Expected

Click here for more details 

Drizzling rain can't stop the dedicated volunteers!!
There is so much deadheading needed!!


Flowers are blooming everywhere!! Don't Miss Seeing It!!! 

The volunteers are working hard every Wednesday and Saturday morning deadheading the roses. This promotes the quick development of new flowers to keep the wonderful display of roses continually renewed.  (More Photos @ Garden Seasons)


Bold Seduction Close View C11 21/11/18
Bold Seduction C11 21/11/18
Claret Cup Close View LA5 21/11/18
Claret Cup LA5 21/11/18

Beautiful photos highlighting the spectacular setting for the State Rose & Garden Show of 2018. Photographer Jennifer.

Heritage Border Focus

Stunning display in Heritage Border
Close view of r.laevigata in Heritage Border.
MME Abel Chatenay, another open beauty.
More open blooms. Camaieux in the Heritage Border.

Showcasing the David Austin Bud

WAL JOHNSTON Wyndham Community Volunteer Award Winner

Wal with his official Volunteer Community Award.
  • Wal Johnston was presented with his Wyndham Community Volunteer Award in the category of Arts, Culture or Tourism at a Gala Awards Presentation Evening  held on Friday 31 August.  Wal Johnston has played an instrumental role in shaping the stunning Victoria State Rose Garden for the past 25 years.
  • He is treasured by all members of the supporters group for his long years of dedication to the Rose Garden, his amazing knowledge of all things roses and his continued willingness to mentor others. He is a true rosarian with particular expertise with Heritage Roses. Our Garden has certainly benefitted from this expertise. 
  • Congratulations Wal. 

Spring mulching chore.

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, and interesting & useful information.

There are always such interesting stories and postings on our Facebook site. Interested rose buffs love to share their photos and offer information about their favourite roses.

Check out the latest photos, stories and feedback on Facebook.

Formal Entrance for the Victoria State Rose Garden

The Formal Entrance for Victoria State Rose Garden is clearly visible from the carpark.

The improvement was long overdue with visitors previously unable to locate the garden entrance due to foliage and inadequate signage. It is now 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.

3 Ways to Donate.............

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 633 108
Account Number 104117049


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The Garden's journey...

Great Performers

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Maintaining the Rose Garden...