Photo courtesy of Margaret Furness
Limited public access rose garden Listing last updated on 20 Oct 2017.
Renmark, South Australia 5341
Ruston's sells cut flowers and budwood within Australia. There is a $10 entry fee.
It was formerly owned by David Ruston; his private collection (see separate entry) is adjacent to Ruston's Roses.
(Please note that David Ruston can't be contacted via Ruston's Roses website or email.)
Ruston's Rose Garden includes the Australian Tea-Noisette-China Collection, begun in 2007, an initiative of David Ruston and Heritage Roses in Australia Inc. Only the roses in this Collection and the subsequent ones (see below) have been listed, but the commercial part of the garden has large numbers of modern varieties. The Collection contains a substantial number of Found roses not currently listed on HMF; see www.heritage.rose.org.au/hriai-tea-noisette-china-collection.html for further information.
Additional Collections were started in 2009 and 2010. These are Pernetianas, pre-1925 HTs and Polyanthas, and 19th century foundlings (excluding pure Old European Garden Roses). In 2010 / 2011, pre-1940 Australian HTs, Riethmuller roses and a limited selection of ramblers and Pedro Dot roses were added. The Collections include found roses from Blakiston (not labelled as such), Rookwood and Bishop's Lodge.
Varieties within the Collections that are not currently in commerce may be requested from specialist Australian nurseries: budwood is available.