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This compact garden was started in 2007. The gardener has worked since then to turn a bare area into a beautiful cottage style garden dominated by bush, climbing, pillar, standard and groundcover roses.  Located on a sloping site, the garden has been designed so that one person, with chronic pain, can maintain the small site to its maximum potential.  There are sustainability features, including 16,200 litres water tanks and pumps for the gardens and consistent use of mulch for all beds.

Download the Garden notes – The Melssen Rose Garden

Gerry Gillespie and Carolyn Brooks will demonstrate worm farming and composting at 11 am and 1 pm each day.

 

 

 

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Opening hours: All gardens are open from 10am to 4pm Saturday and Sunday.
Member entry: Garden entry is free for members, and members don't need to book.
Visitor booking and entry: Garden entry is $10.00 for visitors 18 years and over. Special pricing may apply to some openings. Visitors can use the Eventbrite link in the garden description above to book and pay for their tickets.
Memberships: Join Open Gardens Canberra for only $30 and all gardens are free for the membership year (to end June).