Rose Festival

Every March roses bloom in a spectacle that is Goulburn’s Rose Festival, now a major annual attraction for all rose fanciers and their families.

The Festival features thousands of named roses on display including the City of Goulburn Rose.

The rose is a flower that sits comfortably with Goulburn’s heritage buildings, broad streets, spacious parks and majestic trees.


The Goulburn Rose Festival showcases the roses of Goulburn and includes a strongly contested Competition in which anyone can enter roses for judging, from Champion growers to ordinary home gardeners and even children.

Prizemoney is donated by local businesses, organisations and individuals.

The Goulburn City of Roses Committee has been responsible for the establishment of extensive rose gardens throughout the city.

Many thousands of roses planted in the city make a spectacular show during the months of October to April.