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Twentieth Century Rose Garden

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by Sara K (subscribe)
Adelaide local who loves her city
Published June 19th 2011
The Twentieth Century and Heritage Rose Gardens are on the grounds of the University of Adelaide's Waite campus. Open every day from dawn until dusk, with free guided tours conducted from February through to November on the first sunday of every month.

These beautiful gardens are dedicated to the preservation of some of the world's most incredible roses, including the green rose.
The gardens have a collection of 200 rose varieties with many from places like the United States, New Zealand and England. The gardens are perfect for visiting anytime of year however the roses are in full bloom between September and April.

The gardens surround the historic Urrbrae House, which was completed in 1891. The house is available for community or private hire, however strict conditions do apply so be sure to make the appropriate enquiries depending on your requirements.

The original rose garden was the vision of Peter Waite, after whom this campus of the Adelaide University is named. These incredible gardens are believed to be unlike any other in the world which is quite amazing.

Other gardens on the grounds include The Garden of Discovery, The Sensory Garden and there's even a Labyrinth which is a two dimensional design. This place could keep you entertained for hours. Other features include the Temperance fountain which dates from the early 18th century, and the Armillary Sphere Sundial.

Treat yourself to a visual and fragrant delight by visiting the Twentieth Century and Heritage Rose Gardens.
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Why? A visual and fragrant delight
When: Everyday
Where: Waite Campus, University of Adelaide
Cost: Free
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