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.
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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. For further information contact Helen Curtain on 9205 2200.
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.