Rumsey Rose Garden and Murray Gardens
Be enchanted by heritage roses and water features
Rumsey Rose Garden
Rumsey Rose Garden boasts one of the largest collections of heritage roses in Australia. There is always something beautiful to see and you'll find the roses at their peak in October/November and May. The garden is beautiful, with a central lawn surrounded by lush garden beds. Paved paths lead to alcoves draped with fragrant heritage roses.
Rumsey Rose Garden is located near the Macquarie Street Gatehouse Tearooms. It is available to hire for wedding ceremonies.
Murray Gardens is a lovely, quiet spot with unique landscaping and shaded areas. It was recently restored to highlight the historic water patterns made by its ponds and water features.
The Trust previously restored the Governor Macquarie-era convict stone bridge over Murray Gardens Creek. Using 19th century stone masonry techniques and Sydney sandstone, the restorers based the design of the stone arch on watercolours done by colonial artist Joseph Lycett in 1820 for historical accuracy.
Located at the George Street Gatehouse, Murray Gardens is close to the Paperbark playground and the O’Connell Street parking area.