Zonta Rose Gardens


1980s A special yellow rose was created for Zonta International by English rosegrower R Harkness & Co. Ltd.  A Hartana Rose, it was first introduced at the 1984 Zonta International Convention in Sydney.   There is a Zonta Rose Garden at Parliament House in Canberra which was planted with 200 roses to mark the Bicentenary of Australia in 1988.

1990s In the spring of 1997, the Denmark Zonta Clubs undertook a rose project with the leading Danish rosegrower Mr. Martin Jensen, who offered them another new breed of rose produced by the Harkness nursery, the Harflow. This was introduced at the 1998 Zonta International Convention in Paris.

2000s In 2007 Dutch rosebreeder LEX+ developed a new Zonta Rose, the Zonta, which was introduced at the Opening Ceremony of the 2008 Convention in Rotterdam.

The Zonta Rose appears in civic, memorial and private gardens throughout Australia.

The Zonta Club of Geelong Inc has a number of  yellow Zonta Roses planted in the Pevensey Park in Pevensey Crescent Geelong and have contributed a significant number of  Zonta roses to a new garden at the Barwon Health McKellar Centre.

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