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.
Presently the Victoria State Rose Garden is open to the public with some roses still blooming. New closure time 4.30 p.m.
Coronavirus, Covid-19 restrictions have been eased and Werribee Park Mansion grounds are now open to the public. Tours of the Mansion are closed until further notice. Please refer to Parks Vic Website below for the latest updates before visiting the Rose Garden.
Note: No volunteers are allowed to work in the Rose Garden until Further Notice. Without their regular care & maintenance the garden will become progressively untidy. Parks rangers will continue to water & mow.
Normal Opening Times: (New closing time 4.30)
April to September 9.30 to 5.00
October to April 9.30 to 6.00 (Daylight Saving Time)
NORMALLY OPEN EVERY DAY AND IS FREE TO VISIT.
(Disclaimer: The Rose Garden may be closed at short notice due to Severe Weather Conditions or Maintenance carried out by Parks Victoria) Click for latest info.
Roses are still blooming in the garden and some visitors continue to find beautiful photo opportunities as they walk to exercise in the peaceful surroundings.
With the onset of cooler weather flowering will reduce, leaf drop will increase and untidy growths develop.
Rose hips are most prominent in the Heritage Border.
Check out the LATEST ROSE STORIES from our resident storyteller and Life Member, Wal.
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.
There are opinion pieces and timely information for visitors together with up to the minute, interesting stories and postings on our Facebook site.
Interested rose buffs also love to share their photos and offer information about their favourite roses.
Formal Entrance for the Victoria State Rose Garden
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.
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 633 000
Account Number 104117049