W. KORDES' SÖHNE is one of the leading breeders and producers of rose plants for garden roses and cut roses in the world. Over 20 years ago KORDES stopped the use of fungicides on their trial grounds, where new breedings were evaluated years before their introduction on the market. This meant it was possible to accurately assess and select the truly healthy varieties amongst the thousands of seedlings on trial. This new breeding philosophy has been noticeable to all rose lovers around the world. The KORDES company alone has withdrawn more than 100 older varieties from their assortment which, to their opinion, are not competitive any longer. This has made way for new, better and healthier varieties.
If you are in search of roses that are beautiful, disease tolerant and easy to care for, look no further then Kordes' bred roses.
The best way to choose a rose is to see them growing in a garden setting.
We encourage visitors to our nursery to be inspired by the magnificent display garden which showcases over 200 rose varieties.
Located in the far south west of Victoria in the beautiful coastal tourist town of Portland, our ever-growing display garden is open 7 days a week for public viewing (large groups must book in advance - tours available on application).
The gardens look their best from November through to April and are the perfect place for a relaxing afternoon stroll, picnic lunch or just to get that inspiration for next winter's purchase.
Portland - Discover Victoria's birth place...
Portland is Victoria's first permanent settlement, established in 1834 and still maintains over 200 buildings from the 1800's.
The town boasts many natural attractions including wide sweeping pristine beaches, rocky headlands and secluded coves.
The coastline gives way to undulating farming country and National Parks with walking tracks and picnic areas that include the 250 km of The Great South West Walk.
Most outdoor activities can accomodated in the region and Portland has become the gateway to not only the wineries of South Australia but the Gunditjmara Budj Bim National Heritage Landscape.
Looking for a beautiful location to have private garden wedding amongst the roses? We are happy for you to host your wedding ceremonies in our display garden.
Booking are essential, please contact us for more information.