The school's Rose Garden was established to complement the heritage building and, unlike other areas of the school, it focuses on a formal layout and non-indigenous species.
This garden reflects a time in history when gardeners aspired to replicating the English countryside rather than embracing the beauty and hardiness of Australian native plants.
In nearby garden beds, either side of the school entrance, there are Columbines, Flox and many other plants that might have graced these gardens in the building's past.
And lets just revist those delightful roses. These photos were taken in December 2007.