Barossa Old Rose Repository
Photo courtesy of Cass
Public rose garden Listing last updated on 29 Nov 2023.
Angaston, South Australia 5353
For information, write:
Barossa & Beyond Regional Group
Heritage Roses in Australia Inc
P.O. Box 568
ANGASTON SA 5353
The Barossa Old Rose Repository was established in 2003 and is cared for by members of the Heritage Roses in Australia Barossa & Beyond Regional Group. The aim of this group is to encourage others to appreciate and grow some of the older types of roses – available through specialist rose nurseries - or group members - and to educate the public about the importance of preserving these old plant treasures for future generations.
There are many secrets attached to the origins of the roses in the Barossa Old Rose Repository. Many of the “mother plants” were believed to be brought out by the early settlers of the region. Some keep their identities secret and so remain a mystery, while others have already been positively identified as an early rose variety.
The Barossa Old Rose Repository is currently the only garden of its kind in Australia. A garden of locally grown, pre-loved and often forgotten roses brought together in one place for the public to appreciate some of the roses our forefathers grew.
When a rose is located it is given a study name such as “Gomersal Cemetery Rose ROR” or “Miss Ackland’s Pink HT ROR”. The letters R.O.R usually follow the study names in double quotes to indicate it is a renamed old rose.