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.
If you are thinking of bringing some roses for exhibition, you might be interested
in seeing the most recent past schedule to consider some
of the classes in which your roses can be entered.
Each year, usually the weekend that falls about a week into November.
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.
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
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
Thousands of the most beautiful and fragrant roses.
Floral Art Exhibition and competition.
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
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).
Over the two days there are lectures on a variety of interesting topics. Once the programme has been set, you can time
your visit accordingly.
Floral Art Exhibition and competition.
Competing for the grand prize are spectacular botanical arrangements.
Experts are available for freely shared advice and inspiration on rose choosing and growing.
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.
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.
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.
~List of traders; coming soon.~
Adults $5, Concession $4, Children under 12 free
Carl Ellefsen 0457 097 162
Veronica O’Brien (03) 9742 4291
We hope to see you soon at the Spring Rose Show!