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National Rose Garden

Woolmers Estate, Longford, Tasmania, Australia
61 3 6391 2230
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Ranked #3 of 4 Attractions in Longford
Type: Gardens
Traveler Description: The National Rose Garden is at Woolmers historic homestead near Longford, south-west of Launceston.  This outstanding garden displays all of the... more »
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

This is the most beautiful part of woolmers Estate. The gardens were in winter mode when we stayed but they were still lovely to see. Volunteers were happy to give us the history of the garden and chat about the variety of roses planted.

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Ulverstone, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

This is very likely the best rose garden in Australia. Well planned, plenty of variety, an idyllic location on an historic property in Tasmania's cool climate. There's also a herb and vegetable garden in use by the kitchen and accessible to public. The surrounding scenery is impressive, on a river, bordered by historic buildings.

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Perth, Australia
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

So many roses I have never seen such a fabulous garden with so many of the same type of flower. The garden is laid out like an 18oo,s garden and that adds to the charme, make sure you looking To the vegetable garden as it has a lovely bird water feature

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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Immaculately laid out with so many varieties of roses in bloom what was to dislike! Absolutely nothing!

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Margate, Tasmania, Australia
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

The roses were just past their prime but there were many still blooming,moment with exquisite scents! Obviously old world roses and very lovely colours. We needed more time to really appreciate the whole garden. Don't try and do both Woolmers and Brickendon in the same day, it's too much to take in!

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Scottsdale, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

the old historic house and so many gorgeous roses and perrennials. Lovely climbing roses on arches, too

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Melbourne, Australia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
36 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

There were very few flowers in bloom on our visit, though it is late in the season, and we visited during a heat wave. However, overall, we enjoyed our visit to Woolmers.

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Eudlo, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

We had seen them in the nineties and had long wanted to spend time there, and weren't disappointed but did feel the gardens were lacking care in some areas. As a gardener I don't like to see weeds and un-trimmed hedges in my own garden let alone one that is on display

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Brisbane, Australia
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

If you like roses then you have to go here. The site is huge and roses and grouped into their varieties. There are so many! The fragrance is amazing as well, The Historical Woolmers Estate next door adds to the charm. It would be lovely to get a high vantage point over the gardens otherwise trying to get a photo... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2012

I loved the colours here. I visited when it was the perfect time for roses. Looked amazing.

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