5 hectares of Roses @ Victorian State Rose Garden

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Photo: Victorian State Rose Garden

Earlier this month, I blogged about my High Tea experience at Werribee Mansion. The sister post to accompany this experience would be the Victorian State Rose Garden, which you are reading now.

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Photo: A macro photo of a rose because I had to : p
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Photo: Scattered throughout the gardens are Victorian style pagodas

The Rose Garden is located within the same vicinity as the SociTea High Tea and is adjacent to the historical Werribee Mansion.  It takes around 40 min to reach from the CBD (~35km).  Entry into the garden is free but donations are encouraged.

The garden, which first opened in 1986, is home to 5,500 roses and spans around 5 hectares in land. When you in are the garden, everywhere you look, you will see blobs of colorful roses everywhere. In a way, you feel like you are in one of those faerie gardens inside a fantasy story.

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IMG_6230Aside from being a popular tourist destination, the rose garden is also a popular spot for weddings. Of the three times I have visited, I’ve witnessed two weddings, and not so long ago, as I was scrolling through my Facebook, I noticed a friends-friend getting married there. That says something about the rose garden already.

The thing I love the most about the rose garden are their gorgeous rose arches / arbors. I can imagine the bride walking through this rose arch to the pagoda at the end where the groom is waiting, and the guests standing on either side.

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Photo: A flood of pink rose photo because I found them the prettiest 😀

-Summary-

  1. The Victorian Rose Garden spans around 5 hectares in land
  2. Entry is free but donations to the garden are encouraged
  3.  It is a popular tourist and wedding destination
  4. It is roughly 35km from the CBD (40 min car trip)
  5. The rose garden is in the same vicinity as the SocieTea High Tea and the historical Werribee Mansion (which will be covered in Part 3# of this post)
  6. The best time to visit is when the roses are in full bloom and that would be mid November (ie. spring).

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