I could spend days, if not weeks, exploring the 5 hectares that make up the Victoria State Rose Garden in the Werribee Park precinct, in search of new roses to paint.  The garden has an intriguing layout which is in the shape of a five-petalled Tudor Rose containing Hybrid Teas and Floribundas, and then there is the Federation leaf section containing Australian bred roses, and there is also a rosebud of English Roses bred by David Austin.  Around the outer edge of the Tudor Rose are festoons of climbing and rambling roses and tall weeping standards. Two sides of the outer border, are planted with Old or Heritage Roses.  Blooms can be found from early October until late July with November and March being considered the best months to visit .  Please enjoy some of the photos I took on my recent visit!