Spectacular Roses on show at Werribee Park
Monday 25 November, 2013
The Victorian State Rose Garden at Werribee Park is enjoying its most spectacular flowering in over ten years. There are currently around 5500 roses of brilliant colour and perfume, blooming over 4 hectares in this world renowned garden.
The success of the rose garden can be attributed to the efforts of both Parks Victoria staff and the Victorian State Rose Garden Supporters. This dedicated and passionate group of over a hundred volunteers visits the garden twice a week to nurture this valuable collection of roses. They contribute an astounding 8000 hrs each year to preserve and maintain this special garden.
Parks Victoria’s horticulturalist at the park, Adam Smith says their work has really paid off this year, “The loving care and attention these roses receive, plus the wet spring has made this an exceptional year for the amount and size of these rose blooms. It’s a really spectacular feast for the eyes and nose.”
The supporters also received a great compliment from the President of The World Federation of Rose Societies, Steve Jones, when he visited the garden recently. He was most impressed, and said he had not seen a better rose garden anywhere in the world this year.
The Rose Garden officially opened in 1986 and is famous for its collection of heritage and modern rose varieties. It received the Award of Garden Excellence in 2003 by the World Federation of Rose Societies for outstanding achievement in developing and promoting the rose.
The Rose Garden Volunteers and Parks Victoria staff are now busy preparing the Rose Garden for the City of Wyndham’s State Rose and Garden Show on 1 December. This exciting new event will have over 50 stallholders, plant and tool sales, music, food and tips from industry experts.
For more information call Parks Victoria on 13 1963.
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