Old Parliament House Gardens - Macarthur Rose Garden
Photo courtesy of Nadene
Listing last updated on 25 Nov 2022.
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
The Old Parliament House Gardens are located in the heart of the Parliamentary Zone on either side of Old Parliament House. The Gardens have been restored to their former glory, enhanced with the introduction of features such as seating pavilions, pergolas, rose arbours, pathways, gateways and the refurbishment of the tennis courts and bowling green.
The Old Parliament House Gardens are comprised of two separate gardens, within each are located two main rose gardens:
House of Representatives Garden
Ladies Rose Garden (Hybrid Tea and Floribunda roses)
Macarthur Rose Garden (China, Tea and Noisette roses)
House of Representatives, Tennis Courts (climbing roses bred by Alister Clark)
Bowling Green Pavilion
Broinowski Rose Garden (Shrub roses)
Rex Hazlewood Rose Garden (Asian and European history of the rose, includes roses by Australian rose breeder Alister Clark)
Senate Tennis Courts (climbing roses bred by Alister Clark)
The Old Parliament House Gardens are open to the public year round:
Summer hours (during daylight savings): 7am to 8pm
Winter hours: 7am to 5pm
2015 Australian Rose Annual
p134. Judy Refshauge, Old Parliament House Rose Gardens .....
2017 Australian Rose Annual
p106. Steve Beck, Old Parliament House Rose Garden, ACT....