One aspect Ross Roses is widely known for is its famous display garden. First created when at the Edwardstown property in the 1950’s then enlarged at the Sturt property in the 1960’s and then made a fully landscaped garden when the Willunga property was developed.
Our current garden is ‘The Garden of the Rose’ and is considered to be one of the most informative and extensive rose gardens in Australia, visited by tens of thousands of people each year. The garden possesses many thousands of plants with over 1000 different varieties on display, including close to 700 Heritage and species roses.
With changes at various other rose collections the need for a National Collection saw a massive renovation and expansion of the garden occur in 2019 to accommodate ALL known Heritage roses in Australia, all Australian bred roses prior to the year 1990 plus most of the significant modern developed roses from local breeders.
Future plantings will feature the most significant roses from 1900 to the 1970’s, the largest collection of David Austin bred roses, an enclosed Wedding Garden all linked with paths and masses of cottage garden plants, shrubs and trees. Planned is a ‘Garden of Ideas’ which will illustrate different landscaping styles which can easily be achieved.
Over time we feel this garden will be a significant place to see when visiting South Australia.
A ‘Friends of the Garden’ is pending and any interested persons wanting to help make this a major garden of interest will be keenly welcomed.