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The Rose Garden

Thanks to volunteer Dawn Hooper, the Rose Garden is taking on a new look with the
addition of the highly perfumed hybrid tea roses.  The first thing that visitors do, according
to Dawn is to “smell the roses” so Dawn thought it time to accommodate our visitors!
One bed has been planted up and includes six Brindabella roses of different colours
(they are bred in Toowoomba and black spot resistant) two Mr Lincolns and two
‘Just Joeys’.
Dawn has trialled growing roses in our climate over many years and knows what
works well.  ‘Duets’ have been added to the centre bed and while they can’t
always be disease free, are another good perfumed performer.
Working bed by bed Dawn is steadily adding variety to what was already there
when first planted up several years ago.
It is interesting to note comments from visitors to our gardens on the Trip Adviser
website. The rose garden is highly praised. You have given visitors to our gardens
a lot of pleasure Dawn, well done.
Excerpt from Botanic Gardens newsletter written by Chris Davison


Older plantings


New Hybrid Tea roses

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The fragrance always stays in the hand that gives the rose.
George William Curtis