Victoria State Rose Garden
The Victoria State Rose Garden in Werribee South, Australia is one of the world’s most extensive collections of roses. From the 1820s when seeds were first brought to Australia, to the 21st century, the rose has been an important plant in the history of Werribee, and the garden at the museum captures that history in its rose collection.
It is one of the world’s most extensive collections of roses. From the 1820s when seeds were first brought to Australia, to the 21st century, the rose has been an important plant in the history of Werribee, and the garden at the museum captures that history in its rose collection.
The Victorian State Rose Garden is situated in the grounds of the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria in Melbourne, Australia. It is one of the city’s most popular visitor attractions, with more than one million people visiting the garden every year.
It’s home to more than 5,000 different varieties of roses and more than a quarter of these are hybrids, making it one of the world’s best places to see roses with its vast range of colours and scents. The Victorian State Rose Garden is also home to rare native plants and animals, including the red-tailed black cockatoo and the dusky bettong. The garden is known for being one of the only places in the world where you can see the Diamond Dove, a subspecies of white dove with pinkish-yellow feathers and a yellow head.
There are many myths surrounding the origins of the garden, with many people believing it was created by Prince Albert, the husband of Queen Victoria, who gave it a large portion of his hobbies and interests. Others believe it was created by a Dr Cuthbertson, who was a member of the Royal Horticultural Society. The garden is actually one of the oldest in the world, with records showing it was created as a rose garden by James Drummond in 1853. However, it didn’t come under the Royal Botanic Gardens management until 1938.
This year, the focus on rose gardening is especially intense in Australia, as the country is home to the International Rose Test Gardens. With the many varieties of roses, they have plenty to choose from, and it shows. From big, bold blooms to subtle fragrances and elegant lines, there’s something for everyone. Here are 17 of the best attractions in Victoria’s State Rose Gardens, for the ultimate rose-tastic experience.