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Morwell Centenary Rose Garden greatly improved by Friends of Garden with funding from Latrobe City Council and Advance Morwell

Morwell Centenary Rose Garden receiving and appreciating funding support from the council to complete the installation of permanent bricks edging around garden beds.

By news@gippsland - 7th September 2021 - Back to News

The iconic Morwell Centenary Rose Garden is now looking even better, thanks to a united effort from the community and Latrobe City Council. The Friends of the Garden received a $7,000 Community Minor Capital Works Grant from Council to complete the installation of permanent brick edging around garden beds.

Members of the Morwell Centenary Rose Garden committee take time to smell the roses with Mayor, Cr Sharon Gibson - Note that the photo was taken prior to the current government restrictions
Members of the Morwell Centenary Rose Garden committee take time to smell the roses with Mayor, Cr Sharon Gibson - Note that the photo was taken prior to the current government restrictions

Pride for the community

Latrobe City Council Mayor, Cr Sharon Gibson said the Morwell Centenary Rose Garden was an icon of Latrobe City, and had made Morwell recognised across Australia and the world. "The rose garden creates such pride in our community and the International Rose Garden Festival Morwell is one of Latrobe Citys most popular events," she said.

"When the roses bloom every spring, it brings such joy to all who see them. Council was only too pleased to be able to support the dedicated Friends group with this grant that has made the rose garden look even better." Councils grant was complemented by a grant of $1250 from Advance Morwell, bringing the total project cost to $8250. The works were undertaken by a contractor, Standrite.

Appreciating the council's support

The Friends of the Gardens Vice President Bev Maguire said, "The Friends of the Garden appreciate the support of Council and Advance Morwell in funding the construction of this edging, which offers the benefits of saving work and improving the safety of Councils gardening staff and volunteers while working at the garden. The edging also lifts the appearance of that section of the garden to the high standard elsewhere in the garden."

The garden features more than 3500 roses, is the site of the annual International Rose Garden Festival Morwell and is visited by rose enthusiasts from around the world each year.

Pictures from Latrobe City website.


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