Stop and smell the roses this spring at Werribee Mansion. The Victoria State Rose Garden is located on the plush grounds of the 19th-century Italianate mansion and is home to 5,000 roses across five hectares (which are also shaped to resemble a Tudor rose). Some of the best performing and photogenic roses include the white ‘Aspirin’, peach-coloured ‘Brass Band’ and baby pink, lemon-scented ‘Angel Face’. The gardens are open every day.
Best time to go: October and November.