Imagine a sea of roses of every type and in every colour, stretching out as far as the eye can see. This place is magical with a touch of whimsy where you can’t help feeling that you’ve fallen down Alice’s rabbit hole into an intoxicating flower paradise. The garden itself is meticulously set out in the shape of a rose with shady spots around the edge and a gazebo to escape a spring shower or summery heat. Mamma LOVES a good family picnic spot and this is up there with the best in Melbourne.
To experience the roses in full bloom November and March are the best times to visit.
Mamma's special mention:
On November 11 and 12th the whole family can enjoy the FREE Rose and Garden show happening here.
Over two days there will be live music, plant care demonstrations, guided tours of the gardens, and refreshments in the shade of the garden's grand pine trees.
With a line-up of Australia’s most respected gardening experts, including Gardening Australia’s Jane Edmanson OAM, Channel 9’s ‘Garden Angel’ Melissa King, fellow Gardenette and Garden Guru’s Chloe Thomson and SBS’s plant and produce guru Vasili Kanidiadis, this year’s event is guaranteed to be the biggest yet.
A fun and relaxing day out for devoted horticulturalists and families alike, with kids’ lawn games, face painting and garden workshops running across the weekend.
Celebrating its fifth year, the State Rose and Garden Show will also feature delicious food trucks, plant stalls, lively exhibitors and nurseries bursting with flowers at peak bloom.
the nitty gritty
April - Sept
October - March
daily 9.30am till 6pm
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