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 1920’ 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 those roses they would like in their own gardens.

The Garden

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

Opening Times

The garden is open from October to the end of December and from March to the end of May.

Open Sundays: 10 am – 4:30 pm
Open Monday to Saturday by appointment for tours & groups

Entry fee is $10 with part proceeds go to the Cancer Council of WA

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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