About us


Welcome to the Friends of the Old Parliament House Rose Gardens website.

The Friends of the Old Parliament House Rose Gardens organisation was launched in November 2010.

We aim to support and promote the gardens - as a National treasure. Their origins relied on the generosity of the Australian community and through continuous patronage the gardens will thrive. The sense of belonging and strong associations the Canberra community in particular has with the rose gardens will be nurtured and tendered to - through the efforts of the Friends.

The website contains the wonderful history of the gardens, botantical and horticultural information, images, the stories of people associated with the gardens and of course our friends events.

We hope you will join us in supporting these heritage gardens through becoming members of the Friends and coming along to the events we organise.