In the same vicinity as the Werribee Zoo is the Victoria State Rose Garden. Beautifully laid out and maintained, the display was breathtaking....the more so when you consider the summer that Victoria has just endured. These gardens are a credit to all concerned, and a 'must see' for anyone visiting the area.
We were there on a very sunny day, consequently the light was a little too bright for good photos, but I hope these will give you some idea of the magnificence of this garden.
(Click on the photos for a larger view.)
As we were leaving the gardens we struck up a conversation with a young couple and their two small children who live locally. They said they visit the gardens regularly (entry is free). They appreciate the space, the green grass (the children love that), and they all feel so relaxed and uplifted after time spent in this lovely garden.