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Ruston's Rose Garden
'Ruston's Rose Garden'  photo
Photo courtesy of Margaret Furness
  Listing last updated on 23 Feb 2024.
Moorna St
Renmark, South Australia 5341
Ruston's sold cut flowers and budwood within Australia.
It was formerly owned by David Ruston, now late; his private collection (see separate entry) was adjacent to Ruston's Roses.

Ruston's Rose Garden included the Australian Tea-Noisette-China Collection, begun in 2007, an initiative of David Ruston and Heritage Roses in Australia Inc.

The property suffered from being on the market for four years, and changes of ownership The current owners (Stoney Pinch Quarry, 2019), are maintaining the the Tea-Noisette-China bed, but the rest of the HRIA plantings were beyond salvaging, and the roses have been removed from the plant list.

The focus on the HRIA Collections at Ruston's had for some years been to propagate rare roses, to place in other public gardens as backup. HRIA's connection with Ruston's is now closed (October 2020).

Varieties within the Collections which are not currently in commerce may be requested from some specialist Australian nurseries. Budwood has been available for purchase in the past but the current situation is not clear. 

 The garden itself is open to visitors. The restaurant at the Visitor Centre is closed (early 2023). A focus of the business is producing various gins, including rose-flavoured.

People who visited the garden in David Ruston's time should not contemplate going back there.
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