Alister Clark Rose Garden

Enjoy a stroll through the magnificent rose gardens, located in the heart of Bulla. The rose gardens display a spectacular variety of stunning roses. Located next to the old Bulla Shire offices at the corner of Bulla Road and Green Street, Bulla (Melway Ref: Map 177 B7).


The Alister Clark Memorial Rose Garden highlights the work of Australia's most prolific rose breeder, the late Mr Alister Clark of Bulla. It is maintained by the Bulla Garden Club and dedicated community volunteers, with the assistance of Hume City Council. The garden is dedicated to growing, displaying and promoting the world famous roses developed by Alister Clark, and is open to the public during daylight hours every day of the year.

The garden is best in spring, and our formal Open Day is the Saturday after Melbourne Cup Day. This year the Open Day is held on 9 November 2013.

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Alister Clark (1864-1949) lived and bred his roses in Bulla. He released 122 roses between 1912 and his death. Sadly, many of these roses have been lost to cultivation over the years, although some of his famous roses such as Lorriane Lee, Blackboy and Nancy Hayward have always been popular. The Alister Clark Memorial Rose Garden currently contains all 67 of the Alister Clark roses currently available including climbing, pillar, polyantha and hybrid tea bush roses. The Alister Clark Memorial Rose Garden open day is held in early November each year.

Rose Garden Working Bees

Working bees are held monthly on Saturdays between 10:30am and 2:30pm. Everyone is welcome - just bring your own gloves, boots, willing hands and some lunch and morning tea to share. Why not share your love of gardening and join us in the development of this important garden? Hope to see you soon! For further information contact Helen Curtain at Hume City Council on 9205 2200.

Dates for 2013 Working Bees
 2 February  2 March
 6 April  4 May
 1 June  6 July
 20 July  3 August
 7 September  5 October
 Open Day
9 November
 7 December

Bulla Garden Club Meetings

The Bulla Garden Club meets on the third Monday of each month (except December and January) at the old Bulla Shire offices, corner Bulla Road and Green Street, Bulla. There are guest speakers and a light supper is provided. Entry is $3. All meetings start at 7:30pm.
For further information contact Heather McKenzie on 9307 1485.

Meeting Dates for 2013
 18 February  18 March
 15 April  20 May
 17 June  15 July
 19 August  16 September
 21 October  18 November

Updated : 1:49 PM, 24 May 2013

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