Botanic Garden's Celebration of Roses

26 November 2013

Wellington Botanic Garden’s Celebration of Roses is under way in the Lady Norwood Rose Garden, where the roses are at their colourful, perfumed best.

Jocelyn Smith.

The roses at the Botanic Garden are at their colourful, perfumed best

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The award-winning garden has more than100 formal beds, each representing a different variety of rose - modern and traditional. The newest roses can be found in the trial beds, where the romantically named duo ‘Love Me Do’ and ‘Love Heart’ are thriving. In the main beds, ‘Hot Pants’ is stealing the show with its deep pink flowers. You’ll also find some famous Kiwis, including Ali Mau, Susan Devoy, curator-favourite Paul Holmes and Sir Edmund Hillary, which is of course, a climber.

Some of the oldest and rarest roses are in nearby Bolton Street Memorial Park, where you can check out the heritage roses on a sign-posted trail.

You can also be in to win two fabulous roses from Tasman Bay Roses by voting for the sweetest smelling bloom. For daily rose updates, check or ‘like’ our Facebook page:
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