The spectacular Mornington Botanical Rose Gardens are situated in the Civic Reserve on the corner of Dunns Road and Mornington-Tyabb Road, Mornington,    at the gateway to the Main Street shopping precinct.

The gardens which were built and are maintained by volunteers were opening in November 2008 has over 4000 named roses which are planted in 86 beds and are surrounded by a border of native Australian trees and shrubs.

The gardens adjoin the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery so you can combine your garden visit with some art viewing.

Here are some of the best blooms from my most recent visit, from top left in a clockwise direction we have Charles Darwin, Glorious, Paradise and Love Potion (just look at all those buds!)

And in case you were wondering, yes, that is my painting design on my dress