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About Bob Melville

Bob Melville has been in the Rose Industry for approximately 50 years. Bob began working for his father in Carmel. He started the Melville Nurseries in 1977 mainly as a wholesale rose nursery and also growing perennials. Melville Nurseries is run by Bob as the Managing Director with his sons Robbie and James, in the wholesale and retail sales of roses. The Rose Heritage Cafe built in 1997 is also part of the nursery and is managed and run by Bob's daughter in law Tania. The nursery is recognised both Nationally and Internationally.

Bob has been President of the National Rose Society of Australia and the Rose Society of Western Australia. He has served for approximately 15 years in both Societies as President and Vice President. Bob is also an International Judge and has been representing Australia for many years at the invitation of many countries around the world. Bob is also a member of the Horticultural Media Association of Australia and has been a board member for the Nursery and Garden Industry of WA. He also served for a number of years as President of the Tourism Association of WA.

Bob has won the Australian Rose Award which is the highest and most prestigious award in the industry. He has also won the T.A. Stewart Memorial Award which is the oldest award. Bob's efforts in the horticultural industry have been rewarded with the Melville Nursery winning many awards at the annual Garden Week event.

Bob has been the original player in bringing into Western Australia the many varieties of the Heritage Rose and all types of Roses. He is also well known in his efforts of going to the many areas in Western Australia, giving talks and teaching people in all aspects of growing roses, water conservation and recycling.
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