Welcome

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? ARE there any flowers?

 YES! YES! YES! is the answer to these frequently asked questions.

Follow the link  to see just a few of the many roses blooming beautifully. (Taken 27th April)

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

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: 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.

 


WHAT'S HAPPENING IN THE GARDEN NOW?

Once dead heading has finished and pruning is not due to commence until June, there is more time to fit in  demonstrations amidst the other scheduled tasks. 

On Wed. 20th April  Rod Joyce of Ryset Tools gave a demonstration of tools suitable for use in both the Rose Garden and the home garden. Supporters were very appreciative of the presentation and the donation of some tools & tool sharpeners to the Garden. There was also an opportunity to try out the tools after the demo. SEE MORE at Garden Seasons.


There are so many things to see at the Garden at the moment. The HERITAGE BORDER is putting on a beautiful display of hips in so many different shapes, colours and sizes. Well worth a slow walk.

SEE MORE at GARDEN SEASONS 



Pictured from left Stanton (convenor First Aiders) Joan Broadstock (President VSRGS), Dino Gulizia Branch Manager, Cheri & Anne (First Aiders)

Bendigo Bank Branch Manager presents a defibrillator to VSRG Volunteers.

On Wednesday 30th March Dino Gulizia, Werribee Bendigo Bank Branch Manager, presented a defibrillator to President Joan Broadstock. He was thanked by the volunteers at the State Rose Garden for his contribution to  the purchase of the defibrillator.

The volunteers had been looking to purchase a defibrillator unit for some time. They approached the Bendigo Bank who contributed $1800 towards this life-saving piece of equipment. Some training sessions have been held on its use, but the volunteers hope that this piece of equipment never needs to be used. SEE MORE

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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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