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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.


Presentation of 2016 Heritage Council Award

On Wednesday 29 June 2016 a presentation of the 2016 Heritage Council Award was made to the Victoria State Rose Garden Supporters by Professor Stuart Macintyre AO, Chair of Heritage Council Victoria.

  • The Award has been created by the Heritage Council of Victoria to recognize the significant role communities and groups play in the maintenance and preservation of Victoria’s cultural heritage.
  • Following considerable hard work and lobbying by members of the National Rose Society, principally by Mr James Lyall Priestly OAM, the garden was developed in the grounds of Werribee Park Mansion by the Public Works Department in Stages from 1986 to 2001. However, changes of State Government and economic rationalisation left the Rose Garden at risk in the early 1990s. It had to be demonstrated that there were sufficient volunteers to carry out the work involved in both the current Garden and any extension. The Victoria State Rose Garden Supporters Werribee Park Inc. was registered in June 1993 with around 50 members, several of whom are still active volunteers.
  • So basically the Supporters are the only reason we have this wonderful asset – an asset to both the precinct and the State.The original group was trained in all aspects of rose culture by some of the foremost rosarians in the country and continue to pass on their knowledge to each newcomer. (See all speech notes)

TRISH VEJBY, OF THE HERITAGE COUNCIL, WITH JOAN BROADSTOCK AND STUART MACINTYRE. PHOTO: DAMJAN JANEVSKI

STAR WEEKLY

Victoria State Rose Garden Volunteers win award

JULY 6, 2016 2:35 PM BY CHARLENE MACAULAY

The win by the VSRG volunteers of the Heritage Council Award was  featured in the article by Charlene Macaulay in the Star Weekly local paper. Read the entire article via the link below.

http://www.starweekly.com.au/news/victoria-state-rose-garden-volunteers-win-award/pub/wyndham/

 

 



6 Weeks of Pruning gone! (See more photos)

However with over 5000 roses to prune it will take quite some time till all the bushes are completely pruned....... Hopefully it will be finished by the end of August. Come & see the volunteers in action any Wednesday or Saturday morning and have a chat about pruning.
Better still think about volunteering yourself!

Photos from present and past pruning seasons to illustrate the hard work of the  volunteers.

 


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) 

 THE GARDEN IS OPEN EVERY DAY AND IS FREE TO VISIT.

Please NOTE: the next special event at WERRIBEE PARK which could impact on access to the Rose Garden is:  Click here for more SPECIAL EVENTS at Werribee Park & Mansion which might effect Garden access.

 




The State Rose and Garden Show... 

19th & 20th November. 10.00 till 4.00

 DON'T MISS IT...Free entry...4th Year

Mark your diary now. Wyndham City Event  

Contact Georgina Pikoulas on 03 9742 0903 or georgina.pikoulas@wyndham.vic.gov.au. 


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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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