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Places to See Heritage Roses

Nurseries Stocking Old Roses

Old Parliament House Gardens Heritage Nursery, Yarralumla
Rodney’s, Pialigo
New South Wales
Australian Inland Botanic Gardens, Wentworth / Mildura
Aust Inland Botanic Garden, Mildura

‘Bishop’s Lodge’, Hay
Bishop’s Lodge, Hay, NSW

‘Grossman House’ (NT), Maitland
Harpers Mansion, BerrimaThis a National Trust property open to the public. The garden has a large range of Heritage Roses and we believe the original plan was done by Heather Cant of the Illawarra / Southern Highlands Group. Volunteers from Heritage Roses Southern Highlands still work to maintain this garden.
MacArthur Park, Camden
MacArthur Park, Camden, NSW

Orange Botanic Gardens
Rookwood Necropolis, Sydney
Rookwood Necropolis, NSW

Rumsey Rose Garden, Parramatta Park, SydneyThis garden has a large range of Heritage Roses and was opened in 1995. Roy and Heather Rumsey, when they closed their nursery, donated 2 of every heritage rose in their stock to the Sydney Group of Heritage Roses with the proviso that a garden accessible to the public was found for the roses. This garden was designed by our member Judy Andrews and the original planting was done by the Sydney Group of Heritage Roses. Sydney Group Heritage Roses still have working bees at this garden. This garden is open to the public at no cost for 365 days of the year. Website:
‘Saumarez House’ (NT), Armidale
Green E Roses, GalstonWebsite:
Mother Earth Nursery, Annangrove
Roses and Friends, Fitzroy Falls (closed)
Grovely TAFE College (entrance walk), Dawson Parade, Grovely
New Farm Park, Brisbane
Newtown Park, Toowoomba
Qld Government House, Paddington
Tamborine Mountain Botanic Gardens
Country Gardens Nursery, Mackay
Leonie Kearney Heritage Roses, Samsonvale
MacKinlay’s, Pittsworth
Trewallyn Nursery, Alloway
South Australia
Adelaide Botanic Garden, North Terrace
Barossa Old Rose Repository, Angaston
Barossa Old Rose Repository, Angaston, SA

Blakiston Schoolhouse Garden
‘Carrick Hill’, Springfield
Carrick Hill, SA

Mt Lofty Botanic Garden, North Bank, Crafers
North Bank Heritage Rose Garden, North Adelaide
North Bank Heritage Roses Adelaide
North Bank Heritage Rose Garden, War Memorial Drive (south of Frome Road), North Adelaide

Petticoat Lane (NT), Penola
‘The Cedars’, Hahndorf
‘Urrbrae House’ gardens, Urrbrae
Gardenarium, Mt Gambier
Ross Roses, Willunga
Wagner’s Rose Nursery, Kalangadoo
‘Brickenden House’, Longford
‘Clarendon House’ (NT), Nile
‘Franklin House’ (NT), Youngtown
‘Old Wesleydale’, Mole CreekPrivate garden open from October-April by appointment.
Royal Tasmanian Botanic Gardens, Hobart
‘Woolmers’ National Rose Garden, Longford
The following nurseries have a few heritage roses, and will order in from the mainland:
Allen’s Garden Centre, Prospect
Chandler’s Nursery, Sandy Bay
Ericvale Roses, Evandale
Julie’s Nursery, near Huonville
Stoneman’s Garden Centre, Glenorchy
Alister Clark Memorial Rose Garden, Bulla
Marysville Memorial Garden
Mornington Botanical Rose Garden
Morwell Centenary Rose Garden
Nieuwesteeg Heritage Rose Garden, Maddingley Park
Victoria State Rose Garden
Victoria State Rose Garden
The Victoria State Rose Garden was originally opened in 1986 in the shape of a Tudor rose with five petals. Each petal has 25 beds of modern roses, one cultivar to each bed separated by five avenues of standard roses. Each petal is surrounded by 18 festoons of climbing and rambling roses and 18 weeping standards. 1997 saw the first Heritage border set up on the fence line between the garden and the Mansion and this was expanded in 2000. There are now 262 heritage species and cultivars in the Heritage Border with a further 75 heritage cultivars in the rest of the garden. This, we believe, is one of the best heritage collections in Australia.
Kurinda Nursery, Warragul
Reliable Roses, Silvan
Wild Rose Nursery, Yellingbo
Western Australia
The Forts, ANZAC Centre, Albany
Araluen Botanic Park
Araluen Botanic Park

Falls Farm, Lesmurdie
Kodja Place Maze, Kojonup
Pinjarra Heritage Rose Garden
Pinjarra Heritage Rose Garden, WA

Stirling Square, Guildford
Melville’s Rose n Garden, Carmel
Mostly Roses, Newlands
The Swiss Rose Garden Nursery, Haynes
The following nurseries stock a small range of old roses:
Dawsons Nursery (see website)
Supreme Plants, West Swan

NT = National Trust