Old Nursery Catalogues

Guildford Road & Slade St, Bayswater

Laurel Nursery 1949 

MJ Benn was the Proprietor. All Roses in this catalogue were budded on Fortuniana Stock. These included the best novelties imported from the British Isles and the Continent. VIEW HERE

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77 Rundle Street, Adelaide, South Australia

E & W Hackett 1933

Purported to have one of the most extensive stock of roses in Australia at the time, including the popular climbing rose Mrs Herbert Stevens, a pure white climbing rose with a strong climbing habit and good qualities of its parent. View 7 comprehensive pages from the 1933 Rose List HERE

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74-76 Barrack Street, Perth

Wilson & Johns Ltd 1931

With a nursery located in the Darling Ranges near Kalamunda, Wilson & Johns Ltd offered roses that were nurtured in strong loam soil - which they purported that roses raised in this soil have a better constitution and bear transplanting far better than the Roses "raised in swamps around Perth". Among their list of "Twelve Best Roses" are Ophelia, White Maman Cochet, and Golden Emblem. VIEW HERE

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Wyatt Road, Whatley Park, Bayswater

Bommeli's Nursery 1938 

The nursery of Hugo Bommeli was hugely popular in the 1930s and 1940s. It was only one kilometre from Laurel Nursery, which gave Rose enthusiasts the opportunity to spend an afternoon gathering information on growing roses, and two locations close to each other in which to source them. VIEW

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125 Barrack Street, Perth

Dawson & Harrison 1932

Seed Merchants, Nurserymen and Growers, Dawson & Harrison offered "Latest Introductions and Old Meritorious Creations". Their actual nursery was located in Forrestfield. They promised 'true bush type' roses that "are thoroughly tried out and will be found to give the utmost satisfaction". VIEW HERE