The famous Flemington roses are an iconic fixture of the Melbourne Cup Carnival and the racecourse.

Now is your chance to learn from Flemington’s very own ‘Keeper of the Roses’, Mick Ryan. ​

Join us for one of two intimate rose pruning workshops where Mick, and his team, will share their deep knowledge, passion, and clever tips and tricks on growing and sustaining this gorgeous flora. These hands-on morning sessions are a must for budding gardeners and a wonderful opportunity to visit Flemington outside of a race day.

Enjoy this exclusive member event and learn about the extensive preparation that goes into nurturing the Flemington roses ahead of Spring.


  • Access to the VRC Grounds & Gardens team, including Mick Ryan, the ‘Keeper of the Roses’ 
  • Hands-on rose pruning session guided by the Gardens team
  • A bucket of freshly pruned roses and gardening gloves to take home
  • Morning tea at The Bakery ​

Registrations have now closed.



DATES: Wednesday 22 June & Friday 24 June

TIME: 9:00 - 11:00 am

LOCATION: The Bakery, Front Lawn

PRICE: Free to book

TICKET LIMIT: Member & guests (one guest per member)