Queensland State Rose Garden Blooms on World Stage

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Queensland State Rose Garden Blooms on World Stage

The Queensland State Rose Garden (QSRG) in Newtown Park, Toowoomba is to be honoured at a special ceremony with the International Garden of Excellence Award by the World Federation of Rose Societies (WFRS).

The award will be marked with the unveiling an official plaque on Monday October 8th at 10.30am.

Toowoomba’s premier rose garden received the excellence award at the WFRS conference in Denmark following a gruelling selection process to represent Australia.

Paul Hains, Vice President - Australasia, World Federation of Rose Societies, Jamie Jensen, Team Leader - Horticulture (Public Gardens North), Lorraine Schiller, Secretary, Friends of the Queensland State Rose Garden, Cr Geoff McDonald, Toowoomba Regional Council


“Being presented with this Garden of Excellence Award is a proud moment for the Queensland State Rose Garden and Toowoomba.

“These awards are recognised as the world’s most prestigious for rose gardens so to be given the prize for excellence is nothing short of amazing and again promotes our standing as the Garden City of Australia,” Cr Joe Ramia said.

“To enter the awards we were required to submit a video entry and it clearly impressed the judges as it was the only one to be played at the official ceremony.

 ‘WFRS represents the national rose society of 40 countries. Members are visiting Australia at the moment attending a conference and over 70 rosarians are delighted they will be able to visit our National Treasure Rose Garden at the plaque unveiling ceremony.

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