Like many notable early settlers the Chirnsides were members of the Acclimatisation Society, an organisation which introduced several European flora and fauna species to the
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Like many notable early settlers the Chirnsides were members of the Acclimatisation Society, an organisation which introduced several European flora and fauna species to
the Australian landscape. As a result the ten hectares of manicured landscape contain a variety of exotic species combined with Australian natives.
The specific designer of the garden is unknown; however it is often credited to W.R. Guilfoyle, Curator of the Melbourne Botanical Gardens from 1879 to 1909.
The majestic gardens feature a colourful parterre, ornamental lake and grotto, glasshouses, heritage-listed trees and expansive lawns. Relax with a picnic or explore with enthusiasm, the formal gardens are a secret oasis awaiting discovery.
25 Nov 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…