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.

ARE the roses still blooming? 

YES is the answer to this frequently asked question but there will be less and less over the next month. The cold will cause the leaves to drop and inhibit flowering. Additionally we commence pruning on 8th June. With over 5000 roses to prune it will take quite some time. 

Follow the link  to see just a few of the many roses blooming beautifully.

Blue For You A13 (Floribunda) is a very strongly perfumed rose. 27/4/16
Blue for You produces attractive, large clusters of varied coloured hips. 27/4/16
Blue for You also produces beautiful clusters of green hips in Autumn. 27/4/16
Dioressence (Trial Bed) Taken 4th May'16 Beautiful!
A much more pale Dioressence taken Dec 2015
Fire and Ice C05 Always a favourite.


Mark this free Public Pruning Demonstration in your diary now. 

WHEN: Saturday 4th June
WHERE: Victoria State Rose Garden
TIME: 11.00 a. m.

A Public Pruning Demonstration, led by experts, will get you ready to tackle your roses.
There are over 5000 roses to prune at the Rose Garden.

State Rose Garden Opening Times

Inviting Garden Entrance Photo. (taken by J Menegazzo)

From April to September 9.30 till 5 pm.

From October to April  9.30 till 6.30 (daylight saving time) 


Please NOTE: the next special event at WERRIBEE PARK which could impact on access to the Rose Garden is: 11th 12th June, Melbourne International 3 day event, Horse Jumping & Cross Country. Est. Crowd: 2000. The whole park is involved. Click here for more SPECIAL EVENTS at Werribee Park & Mansion which might effect Garden access.


The HERITAGE BORDER continues to put on a beautiful display of hips in so many different shapes, colours and sizes. Well worth a slow, exploring walk.



Check out this GREAT VIDEO taken by Tan Dinh then come & Smell the Roses!!

A wander through the BUD recently was a delight with all the David Austin Roses blooming magnificently. Click here to see more

PINK PINK Everywhere!!!!

"Pinkie" so aptly named.
Maxi Vita flowing with flowers on either side of the mound.
Poulsen's Delight in the Heritage Border

Rose 'Amazing Grace' an Australian bred rose by Bruce Chapman found in the Australian Leaf section.

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. (Donation Tube inside the entrance)






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