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Victoria State Rose Garden
most recent 12 JUN 10 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 12 JUN 10 by Torachan
Victorian Memory grows very well in the Rocky Mountain gardens of Denver. My roses are 5 years old, are about 7 feet high, and bloom abundantly with lovely scented in less than 4 hours of sunlight. This is a very vigorous rose as it is competing with an adjacent blue spruce as well.
I would recommend this rose for virtually any location.
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Reply #2 of 1 posted 12 JUN 10 by HMF Admin
Thanks for sharing your experience.
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most recent 25 OCT 08 SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 15 NOV 05 by Victoria State Rose Garden
surely there are more than 9 roses in this garden. Is it open to the public? if so when ?
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Reply #1 of 8 posted 9 JAN 06 by kate
The garden is in the St Kilda Botanic Garden is open - sunrise to sunset daily. [However they do not seem to lock the gates at night - but I am fearful of going in after dark because of teh activities of some of St Kilda's denizens.]

They certainly seem to have more than 9 plants - I have emailed the Port Phillip Council's parks and maintenance division, but they haven't responded yet. The Friends of the St Kilda Botanic garden may also be able to help - but I haven't contacted them yet.
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Reply #2 of 8 posted 9 JAN 06 by Victoria State Rose Garden
Thanks Kate I do appreciate you taking the time to answer .Will have a look next time I'm in the area
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Reply #3 of 8 posted 9 JAN 06 by HelpMeFind.com/Roses
HelpMeFind is an interactive site. We always welcome having a representative update the HMF listings but often that's not the case and we learn details in drib and drabs.
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Reply #4 of 8 posted 24 OCT 08 by Eric Timewell
The St Kilda rose garden is still flourishing in 2008, but the number of Alister Clark roses there is dwindling. There are perhaps two climbers and six bushes left, all unlabelled. The gardeners seem to be replacing the Clark roses with David Austin ones. Many beds have popular favorites by neither.
Still, there is now an Alister Clark Rose Garden in the township of Bulla north of Melbourne where most of his roses were bred. It's on the highway next to the old bluestone shire hall, and it has a superb collection of his roses (about 70), beautifully maintained and presented, and very well labelled.
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Reply #5 of 8 posted 25 OCT 08 by Patricia Routley
There is now a little to be read about the Alister Clark Memorial Garden in the Notes
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Reply #6 of 8 posted 25 OCT 08 by Eric Timewell
Yes, thank you Patricia. I inserted all the extra material on the Bulla garden yesterday.
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Reply #7 of 8 posted 25 OCT 08 by Patricia Routley
Just clarifying a little, Erictime. There is more to be read about the (older) Alister Clark Memorial Garden (St. Kilda Botanic Gardens) in that page.

This is distinct from the (newer) Alister Clark Memorial Garden (at Bulla).
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Reply #8 of 8 posted 25 OCT 08 by Eric Timewell
Patricia, many thanks. The long extract from the journal is illuminating, and I remember the high intentions expressed at the time the St Kilda Garden was opened. Unfortunately it has since fallen away steeply from the original aims. It is foolish to have two Alister Clark Memorial Gardens within forty miles of one another, especially as one of them has all the available Clark roses and the other has about six. I'll try to get on to that St Kilda curator and see if she's still there.
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ClematisKuba
most recent 23 MAY 08 HIDE POSTS
 
Reply #1 of 0 posted 23 MAY 08 by Victoria State Rose Garden
I live in the western suburbs of Melbourne( Victoria Australia)
I grow "Kuba" in a large water-well pot, in morning sun , it is one of the best clematis I have after a great display in spring & summer i pruned it in Febuary & 5 weeks later i had another flush. We did have an exceptionally hot March.
Tha rest of my clematis are in the ground in various aspect of my garden
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most recent 15 MAY 08 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 15 MAY 08 by Victoria State Rose Garden
This Garden is listed twice
Once as the State Rose Garden
then as Victoria State Rose Garden
They are one & the Same
Do you remove this one or do I?
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 15 MAY 08 by jedmar
We have removed the State Garden. Thank you for the head up.
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