Located on the Mornington Peninsula is the beautiful Mornington Rose Gardens , or as more formally known, the Mornington Botanical Rose Gardens. The Mornington Rose Gardens is situated in the Civic Reserve on the corner of Dunns Road and Mornington-Tyabb Road, Mornington, at the gateway to the Main Street shopping precinct.
The Mornington Rose Gardens is nestled between the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery and the community based Oakhill Gallery. Visitors to the Mornington Rose Gardens can soak up the tranquil atmosphere of the gardens, enjoy the galleries that surround it or drive down to Main Street that boasts boutiques, coffee shops and cafes and numerous other retail outlets or drive down to the Mornington Pier precinct and enjoy the bay views.
The Mornington Rose Gardens has over 4000 roses planted in 86 beds and is surrounded by a border of native Australian trees and shrubs. It was built and is maintained by volunteers, generous sponsor donations and the support of Mornington Peninsula Shire Council.
At the World Federation of Rose Societies Convention held in Lyon, France on 1/6/2015
the Mornington Botanical Rose Gardens was presented with the
AWARD of GARDEN EXCELLENCE for
OUTSTANDING ROSE GARDENS
This is only the 3rd such award within Australia and the 43rd world wide.
( To see other gardens in this category
– visit by clicking ==> http://www.worldrose.org/awards/gardens/gardens.asp )
The Mornington Rose Gardens are open seven days a week and admission is free to the public.
Award Plaque Presentation 12/11/2015
Granite donated by Rock $ Redgum Garden Supplies, Dromana