National Rose Garden

This outstanding National Rose Garden displays all of the recognized rose families and represents one of the finest collections of historic roses in the southern hemisphere, ranging from the earliest European and China roses through to the roses of the twenty first century.


The plan of the National Rose Garden is formal and symmetrical and acknowledges the 19th Century context in which it sits. Some of the rose beds are planted in such a way that the visitor can enjoy an educational experience, with each variety identified by a nameplate.

The central parterre garden, 117 metres long and 35 metres wide is planted with sculptured beds and grassed pathways. This garden, known as the George Adams Memorial Garden is named after the founder of Tattersall's, a major sponsor.

The Rose Arbor, a modern steel structure running south to north is 80 metres in length and 5 metres wide. It is planted with 72 Westerland climbing roses. A pathway runs the length of the arbor and leads the visitor towards the stunning views of the historic village of Longford.

The Rose Families

A alba, bourbon, centifolia, climber, damask, david austin, floribunda, galica, moss, portland

B climber, gallica, hyb. perpetual, hyb. tea, noisette, tea

C climber, david austin, modern shrub

E floribunda, hyb. eglanteria, hyb. macrantha, hyb. musk, hyb. spinosissima, hybrid tea, hyb. xanthina,himalayan musk, modern shrub, moss, moyessi, noisette, pimpinellifolia, rugosa, species

F centifolia, david austin, floribunda, hybrid tea, modern shrub

G westerland

H climber, noisette, wichuraiana

Rose Gallery

Enjoy the heady perfumes and luxurious sight of hundreds of old and new roses at the National Rose Garden Woolmers Estate Longford Tasmania.


The Kitchen Garden

The concept for The Kitchen Garden was conceived in 1999 as part of the master plan for the National Rose Garden.

This component adds considerably to the horticultural diversity and visitor interest of the garden as well as reminding visitors that large, self-dependent rural estates once relied on their own gardens for fruit, herbs and vegetables to sustain their community.

We select our seeds for flavour, yield and plentiful production. Our seed is suitable for the cooler climates of Southern Australia. We take the guesswork out of what to plant. All plants are trialled in our garden throughout the year.


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