Welcome to the Victoria State Rose Garden website. With over 5000 roses (covering about 6 acres), 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.
Check out our Facebook Page packed with beautiful up to the minute photos and interesting & useful information.
The State Rose and Garden Show will be back but this year over 2 big days.
Sat. 14th & Sun. 15th November 2015, 10 till 3 p.m.
Put it in your diary now so that you don't miss this event. Over 5000 roses blooming magnificently will be the perfect setting in which to learn helpful sustainable gardening tips from industry experts, purchase plants and tools, and talk to the 50+stallholders about all things gardening.
WHAT'S HAPPENING IN THE GARDEN NOW?
PUBLIC PRUNING DEMONSTRATIONS were held on Saturday 20th June. Hopefully those who attended picked up some tips for their own gardens. Unlike the VSRG you are able to wait till the weather warms a little and all the leaves have dropped from your roses before starting. Happy pruning and come and join us if you can't wait to start!!!! You will be made welcome any Wednesday or Saturday morning !!!
June means WINTER and the start of pruning by the volunteers. Because there are so many roses to prune, over 5500, we commence pruning on Wednesday 10th June and continue till late August.
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)