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Rose Trials at the National Rose Trial Garden People's Choice Weekend

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by Jenny Esots (subscribe)
A freelance writer and traveller who likes to explore the spiritual, literary and hidden gems of Adelaide and beyond.
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What’s your favourite rose?
Roses are blooming,

Veggies are too,

The gardens are alive with colour,

And so are you.

Glorious roses – image Jenny Esots
Glorious roses – image Jenny Esots


What's your favourite rose? Adelaide, this is your opportunity to have your voice heard. Head to the Adelaide Botanic Garden's rose trial garden on April 9th & 10th 2016 for the People's Choice vote. Glorious roses are now in full blooming season. Discover beautiful new roses at Adelaide Botanic Garden's rose trial garden. There will be many new varieties to discover.

Glorious roses – image Jenny Esots
Glorious roses – image Jenny Esots


This garden grows only new varieties of roses that aren't currently available for sale in Australia, and they come from as far afield as France, Germany and the USA. The rose trial garden is a place used to test if the roses are suitable for growing in the Australian climate and soil. If the roses are grown successfully, they may be put forward for commercial sale.

Morning dew on the roses - image Jenny Esots
Morning dew on the roses - image Jenny Esots


The public is asked to vote on their favourite new rose. People can view the rose trial garden on the 9th and 10th of April between 10am and 4pm. This is your opportunity to cast your vote for the all-important people's choice.

Gardens are alive with colour – image by Jenny Esots
Gardens are alive with colour – image by Jenny Esots


April is the perfect time to see roses in full bloom and have a wander in the gardens. Don't forget to bring your camera!

What's your favourite rose?
What's your favourite rose?


Take advantage of the mild autumn weather and bring a picnic and explore the grounds before or after casting your People's Choice vote. The Adelaide Botanic Gardens also come alive that weekend with the inaugural Heirloom Festival. The Heirloom Festival celebrates all things fresh, natural and homegrown and is presented by The Diggers Club and the Botanic Gardens of South Australia. The Heirloom Weekend includes free workshops, live music, masterclasses, a pumpkin growing competition and children's activities. Heirloom means traditional varieties of plants or breeds of animals that aren't associated with large-scale commercial agriculture.
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Why? Roses are Blooming
When: Saturday & Sunday, 9-10 April 2016
Where: Adelaide Botanic Garden
Cost: Free admission
Your Comment
Good reason to visit the Botanical Gardens again. We really are very lucky to have such a beautiful space to wander through.
by Jenny Rossiter (score: 3|4116) 1327 days ago
I didn't know that the roses grown were not yet commercially available. That would be disappointing to find a rose you really liked and know you can't add it to your garden.
by Jenny Rossiter (score: 3|4116) 1327 days ago
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