The rose garden at Mona Vale is part of the four hectare public park which includes the historic Mona Vale homestead.
First planted in 1970, the rose garden was first planted and has until recent times, been maintained by the local rose society. There is a good collection of modern and heritage varieties on display. The gardens were renovated for the World Rose Convention which was held in Christchurch in November 1994.
Sadly, the gardens have not escaped the damaging earthquakes that have hit Christchurch in recent years. Much of the brick wall along the back of the gardens has collapsed and is fenced off. With priorities elsewhere in the city, the roses have also suffered but like the rest of the city, will rise again.