Spring colour in Bulla as roses come into bloom

The simply spectacular roses at Alister Clark Memorial Rose Garden in Green Street, Bulla are in bloom as the garden celebrates its 21st year.

Mayor of Hume City, Cr Carly Moore said Alister Clark Memorial Rose Garden was one of Hume and Melbourne’s hidden treasures, nestled between two bluestone buildings at the top of the Bulla Hill.

“If you haven’t experienced this beautiful garden yet, it is certainly worth a visit and even if you have enjoyed the garden before, there is always something new flowering, so it is worth a return visit, especially in Spring,” Cr Moore said.

“Hume City Council and a dedicated team of volunteers have worked hard over 21 years to create and maintain this beautiful garden.”

The garden is dedicated to the work of Australia’s most prolific rose breeder, Mr Alister Clark who bred 128 different roses in Bulla between 1912 and 1949. It also holds the largest collection of Alister Clark roses in the world.

Alister Clark bred roses for Australian conditions, with roses such as Lorraine Lee and Blackboy becoming some of Australia’s favourites.

Some of the larger Alister Clark roses such as the delicate peach flowers of Gwen Nash and the perfumed, pink Margaret Turnbull cover the arbours. Others like the creamy white Milkmaid and crimson red Scorcher spill over the front fence, while the garden beds are a mix of small and tall roses in a variety of colours including pink, red, yellow, apricot and lilac.

During Spring there is always an abundance of roses in bloom, along with many colourful and interesting perennials adding to the magnificent display.

Entry to the garden is free and the garden is open every day during daylight hours. Bring a picnic lunch, sit on the seats in the shade of the Silky Oak trees and take in the view of this exquisite part of Hume’s heritage.

For more information about the Alister Clark Memorial Rose Garden

Posted on 4:15 PM, 12 November 2018

Updated : 5:21 PM, 12 November 2018

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