Rose Society of Victoria

Member Society of the National Rose Society of Australia Affiliated with The Royal National Rose Society

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The Spring Rose Show is THE premiere rose-lovers' event in Victoria. Every year at the perfect moment, when roses all across the southern states are blooming at their peaks, the Spring Rose Show takes place.

2018 Spring Rose Show Major Winners


Each year, usually the weekend that falls about a week into November.

Saturday November 9, 2019 - 1.00 pm to 5.00 pm

Sunday November 10, 2019 - 10.00 am to 4.30 pm


The venue is the Community Centre complex on the corner of Stephensons Rd and Miller Crescent in Mt Waverley, just next to the train station.

There is a good sized carpark at the venue, as well as parking in and around the station and the parallel street. MAP

Rose Show Location

The Saturday morning before the show opens is very eventful!

From 5 am, helpers start setting up the hall, which is open at 6 am for competitors to begin to set up their exhibits with all precision possible within a very limited timeframe- competition at the highest level involves a lot of attention to detail.

By 11.15 am sharp all exhibits are in place, and at 11.30 the judges, in strict secluson, get busy selecting the best of the best. They take great care in this task, which is not a simple one given the broad array or rose classes, and the several levels from novice to Championship.

By the time the doors open at 1 pm, the judging is complete and all is ready for everyone to come in and find see which are the winning exhibits.

What's on at the Spring Rose Show...

  • Thousands of the most beautiful and fragrant roses.

  • Speaker Programme

  • Floral Art Exhibition and competition.

  • Consultant Rosarians

  • Members Table

  • Raffles

  • Trading Tables

  • Nurseries

  • Devonshire Teas:

  • Bunches of roses

Great Hall main rose exhibition.

Thousands of roses and their marvellous collective scent. Rosarians- from the passionate and with years of experience to first-timers- from nearby and interstate clash blooms in a gladiatorial contest for the Championship prize and a host of other awards in range of categories. All members are welcome to bring blooms along and exhibit them for competition. If you are new to rose exhibiting there is an encouraging novice section, and there will be non-competitive displays as well. These could be entered by anyone- anyone who has a rose bush growing in their garden, experienced or not. Just bring whatever roses happen to be blooming, and contribute to the total effect, which will be heavenly.

Drop us a line and we'll do our best to help you concerning rose exhibiting and the Spring Rose Show in general.

Click here to see images from the 2013 Spring Rose Show.

IMAGES FROM THE 2014 SPRING ROSE SHOW (Each gallery opens in a new window).





Speaker Programme

Over the two days there are lectures on a variety of interesting topics. Click here to view the timetable.

Floral Art Exhibition and competition.

Competing for the grand prize are spectacular botanical arrangements.

Consultant Rosarians

Experts are available for freely shared advice and inspiration on rose choosing and growing.

Membership Table

We are in the central foyer where you can easily find us. There is the opportunity to ask members about their experience in Rose Society, and to join if you wish. The spring rose show is a great place to meet members, get a sense of the general vibe and find out all about the regular events and learning experiences that take place at meetings when we get together.


Tickets are inexpensive and the prizes are of high quality. Past prizes have included art works, Felco Garden tools [renowned as the Rolls Royce of garden gear], sacks of specialist fertilisers, and rose plants.


In the East Hall are local rose growers with some of the best loved and/or rare roses for sale, including old garden roses.

Devonshire Teas

Opulent jam and cream scones and delicious sandwiches. You can overdose on beauty, then head into the tearoom to flop down, debrief and recharge.

Bunches of roses to take home

Beautiful and affordable bunches of roses from the exhibition are available for purchase on Sunday after 4:00pm.

Trading Tables

All the yummy and enticing goodies that you often find at fêtes: art works, gifts, vases, garden gear, home preserves, handcrafts and other wonderful miscellany. There is a stall is run by the Salvia Study Group, for those interested in these useful and pretty perennials. Often there are collectible home propagated plants at op shop prices.


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Daniel Hannemann of Wandong wholesale nursery fame will be selling new releases of Warren Millington’s much-awaited Australian bred roses. Previously these much acclaimed roses have only been available overseas. This will be the first opportunity to acquire some of Warren Millington’s very successful roses.


A range of stylish, practical clothes with a feminine cut including rainwear, footwear, aprons, tools, accessories, hats and gloves. A Garden is not just a place - it is a lifestyle!


Over the years Gardenacious have trialled tools in their horticultural business and those that worked well and didn't break, they now sell. They offer professional-grade tools that have replacement parts as well as a solid warranty and are sourced from companies based in the USA, Japan, Germany and Australia. All your needs for digging, pruning, and watering are covered.

There will also be a variety of cards available for sale


Adults $5, Concession $4, Children under 12 free


President Sandra Turner 03 9749 2172

Secretary Pamela Drake-Noden 03 9822 6292

We hope to see you at the Spring Rose Show!