Poetry Tour of the Morwell Centenary Rose Garden

Morwell, VIC, Australia
Est. 338m / 26 mins / Map

Poetry Tour of the Morwell Centenary Rose Garden - Cya On The Road

POETRY TOUR OF THE MORWELL CENTENARY ROSE GARDEN.Latrobe Regional Gallery asked local writers Karen Howie Casey, Joseph Lis, Yakub Ogunsina, Alanah Andrews, Catherine Webb, Jessica Obersby, Jeanette Waight Severs, and Patricia Flores to submit poems in response to several varieties of roses that are featured in the Morwell Centenary Rose Garden. The selected roses featured in these poems include the Mutabilis, Olde Fragrance, Paul Cézanne, Soaring Spirits, Ingrid Bergman, Darcey Bussell, Pierre de Ronsard, Blueberry Hill, Victoria Gold, and the Daydream Rose. ABOUT THE MORWELL CENTENARY ROSE GARDEN.The garden opened in 1992 and features over four acres of gardens consisting of 116 beds in which over 4000 roses are planted drawn from a professional selection of around 400 varieties.Throughout the garden the roses display themselves in massed beds, fill the median strips, scramble up climbing frames, hang from arches and mix with cottage plants creating a haven for all who visit.The Morwell Centenary Rose Garden is a community success story maintained by 40 plus dedicated volunteers (known as the Friends of the Rose Garden) who on average devote over 6000 hours each year to preserve the garden.The garden is only one of 33 rose gardens in the world who, in 2009 received the Award of Garden Excellence presented by the World Federation of Rose Societies.Open all year round - it never closes and admission is free. INTERNATIONAL ROSE GARDEN FESTIVAL MORWELL. The 2020 International Rose Garden Festival will be a hybrid style event encompassing a light installation in the rose garden and an online virtual event live broadcast on the 14th and 15th November. The virtual event will feature many of the previous festival's elements you know and love such as talks, workshops, stall holders and children’s entertainment. However, the new and exciting element of the virtual experience is that it is interactive for viewers. You will be able to engage with the presenters, post questions, take part in polls, live chats and workshops all from the comfort and safety of your home, anywhere in the world. The AGL light installation will run over two nights for locals to explore or drive by (subject to Covid 19 restrictions) and will showcase the top half of the rose garden. The Morwell Centenary Rose Garden is situated along the old Morwell & Mirboo North railway line located at the corner of Commercial and Avondale Roads, Morwell.

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