Alfred Henry Whaling Memorial Reserve Garden is getting an upgrade

Residents and visitors to the area will soon be able to enjoy a brand new arbour in the heart of the Alfred Henry Whaling Memorial Reserve Rose Garden.

Construction on the new and modern arbour will commence in the coming weeks, with weather permitting.

“This is the first stage of the project to revitalise the popular garden, which draws people from all parts of Sydney to Baulkham Hills to literally smell the roses,” Mayor of The Hills Shire, Dr Michelle Byrne said.

“The upgrades will ultimately improve the walking paths and arbour, as well as fix the stairs.

“We all love our rose garden and I know these improvements will make this place even more special,” Mayor Byrne added.

Council has budgeted $300,000 for upgrades to the rose garden this financial year.

The garden is home to more than 4000 roses and 80 different species which have been carefully manicured into the layout.

Many of the varieties have been donated by local nurseries and rose societies.

Some of the special roses on display include the Australian Bi-Centennial Rose, The Hills Centenary Rose and the Olympic Gold Rose.

The garden is located next to Waves Fitness and Aquatic Centre which is currently undergoing a multi-million dollar redevelopment.

The Alfred Henry Whaling Reserve Rose Garden was established in 1972 and is regarded as one of the largest of its kind in Sydney.

The original concept design for the gardens was prepared by the Senior Landscape Designer of the Royal Botanic Gardens.

Visitors can find the garden at the corner of Roxborough Park Road and Mileham Avenue, Baulkham Hills.

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