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Victoria State Rose Garden, Werribee Park

Event Information

Food and drinks
at Barefoot Cinema

Barefoot Cinema is much more than a movie and our great selection of food and drinks is a highlight of our events.

Make sure you arrive early to enjoy an icy cold drink from the Barefoot Bar, tuck into some delicious food truck food and stock up on tasty treats from the Candy Bar.

The Barefoot Bar

If you’re looking for an icy cold drink, the Barefoot Bar is the place to be this summer as we’ll be stocking delicious craft beer and cider from Matso’s, a selection of brilliant wine and the refreshing Manly Spirits!

The Candy Bar

For those of you with a sweet tooth, our candy bar if fully stocked with popcorn, choc tops, lollies and all of the treats you’d expect at the cinema!

Food Truck Food

If you’re looking for something more substantial, we will have food trucks on site every night providing a host of options to complete your foodie experience. Our rotating list of food trucks will be serving up delicious meals all night long (with one or two trucks each night).  Check the website and social media closer to the event for details of the trucks that will be at your screening!

Seating arrangements

GENERAL ADMISSION SEATING

No seats are provided in the general admission area, but there is plenty of room for your own beanbag, picnic rug or low back chair. It’s also pretty comfy on the grass!

Pleases keep the other guests in mind when choosing your spot as it won’t be much fun for someone spending the whole night looking at the back of your chair. There will be designated areas towards the back or sides of the venue for anyone with a high back chair.

There are also some beanbags for hire onsite, but they sell out quick so make sure you get in early!

BAREFOOT VIP LOUNGE

Treat yourself with an Barefoot VIP Ticket and make this a really special night out. Each VIP Ticket includes:

  • your choice of a reclining chair or beanbag;
  • your seat within a premium seating area;
  • and bottomless fresh popcorn

There are no allocated seats in the Barefoot VIP Lounge, so make sure you arrive early to get a good spot for you and your friends. 

VIP Lounge upgrade does not include admission and must be added separately. Your entire group must have the VIP upgrade to be seated in the same area.

How to get there

History of this site

The original concept of a State Rose Garden arose when Victoria was declared The Garden State, in 1976. After much hard work and lobbying by a few dedicated members of the National Rose Society, particularly Mr. James (Jim) Lyall Priestly OAM, it became a reality in 1986

Mervyn Hayman Danker FRAIA and James Priestly co-designed a plan which was accepted by the State Government and developed by the Public Works Department in Stages from 1986 to 2001.

On the 9th November 1986, the official opening of Stage One of the Victoria State Rose Garden was performed. The opening was blessed with sunshine and a fine display by the plants now in place.

An official opening does not guarantee that work will continue. Changes of State Government and economic rationalisation left no doubt that the Rose Garden was about to be engulfed and terminated. The bulldozers were to move in.

A petition against this move resulted in many hundreds of signatures supporting the completion, but it had to be shown that there were sufficient volunteers to carry out the work involved in both the current Garden and any extension. In June 1993 The Victoria State Rose Garden Supporters Werribee Park Inc. was registered.

The Supporters work very closely with the current management of the Tourism Precinct, Parks Victoria and the staff of The Mansion at Werribee Park. The joint efforts show clearly in the standard of care and upkeep of the Garden and its surrounds.

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