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See the gardens, glorious roses, and listen to experts
Garden shows are always so entrancing to see, especially as people seem to have such good imaginations as to what to put where! Also, I find it amazing how people arrange and even pick the layouts in their gardens. Roses are a delight and particularly those old fashioned ones with the lovely scent.
It will be on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th November 2018, from 10.00 am till 4.00 pm. The location is the Victoria State Rose Garden, K Road, Access via Gate 2, Werribee South.
Now that spring is here, there are many rose bushes that are in flower, as are the ones at this glorious rose garden. You can wander around these gardens where they have no less than 5.000 rose bushes - don't forget to bring a camera, or your phone!
There will be guided tours of the gardens by volunteers and these will be at 11.00 am, 12 noon, 1.00 pm, and 2.00 pm. The tours are also entirely free and who better to lead them than the volunteers who look after the gardens.
On the all green nursery stage, there will be the following program:
SATURDAY 10th NOVEMBER
10.30 am - Welcome of Country
10.45 am - Mayoral welcome
11.00 am - Victoria State Rose Garden supporters
11.45 am - Kim Syrus, easy rose growing, and creating a rose
12.45 pm - Vasili, on planting and pruning
1.15 pm - Jason Lance, on rare and unusual cacti
1.45 pm - The Gardenettes
2.30 pm - Dianna Sargeant, all about roses
3.15 pm - Craig Castree on edible gardens
Sunday 11th NOVEMBER
11.00 am - Minute silence for Remembrance Day
11.05 am - Dianna Sargeant, all about roses
11.45 am - The Gardenettes
12.30 pm - Vasili, on fruit and vegetables, and making compost beds
1.00 pm - Craig Castree, edible gardens
1.45 pm - Kim Syrus, rose pruning for success and fragrant roses
2.30 pm - Olive Green, on air purifying indoor plants
3.15 pm - Victoria State Rose Garden volunteers
There will be an ATM on the site.
Food: There is plenty of food and drinks to buy, however, you are able to bring your own picnic.
Water: There will be fresh water available at the event.
Parking: There is parking on site, so please follow all road and traffic detour signs
Travel: You can get there by bus from the Werribee Train Station, and this bus will take you right to the gate.
No dogs are allowed in the gardens.