Roxborough Park Rose Garden, located within Alfred Henry Whaling Memorial Reserve, in Baulkham Hills, will now be called Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Rose Garden in dedication to Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, who died in September 2022 after reigning for 70 years.
The decision to rename the rose garden follows a Mayoral Minute in September 2022 by the Mayor of The Hills Shire, Dr Peter Gangemi, to rename a Hills Shire park, building or significant place in her honour.
“The late Queen exemplified her commitment in various ways, whether as a mechanic during World War II, championing numerous environmental causes, supporting charities, or connecting with individuals across the globe. Her essence was always rooted in selfless service,” Mayor Gangemi said.
“Naming this garden in her honour is a fitting testament to her extraordinary dedication to our nation and the world. This special place will undoubtedly inspire the residents of The Hills, both now and in the years to come.”
The rose garden has been a favourite amongst residents and visitors since its establishment in 1972.