Patsy Durack's Rose Gardens


Welcome to our garden. Our tranquil gardens surround Kareela the old Archbishop’s holiday home in Gooseberry Hill, built in 1915. Archbishop Clune lived here for holidays in the 1920s Here he could indulge his literary tastes, removed from the disturbances of the city.  In the 1920s’ a housekeeper’s cottage was built beside the house.

Patsy Durack grows hundreds of field rose bushes. Most of the rose bushes have their own individual plaques allowing visitors to identify the roses they would like in their own gardens.

The Garden

Find out more about our lovely gardens and the history of them.

Opening Times

We are now open every Sunday from 10 am to 4.30 pm until Sunday up until and including 17th December 2023.

Every other day we are open by appointment for groups and tours up until 17th December 2023.
We then close until the beginning of March 2024.

Entry fee is $10. Part proceeds go to The Cancer Council of W.A.

The Shop

Check out our shop when you come to visit.

We are very proud to have all Western Australian made products. A lot of time has gone into sourcing products designed and made in Western Australian.


Rose Fanatic

Published: 22 . 01 . 2011

Tours & functions

We encourage tour groups. Patsy will meet and greet you and then give you a talk on the history of the gardens and answer your gardening questions.

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