Thursday, April 16, 2009

Victoria State Rose Garden

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.


Calidore said...

I have wanted to see these gardens for ages but everytime we are down that way something happens and I miss out. Thank you for posting the photos - the gardens and the photos are magnificant.

Aiyana said...

The gardens are beautiful. I can imagine the heavenly fragrance of all those roses, but can't imagine the amount of care that must go into them all year!

Kerri said...

My, oh my, those gardens are glorious, Alice! You certainly picked a great time to be there. It looks like every rose is blooming profusely!
Regardless of the bright day, your photos came out beautifully. I love the way you've framed that fifth picture down.
You do a wonderful job with your camera.
I'm breathing in, trying to capture all that magnificent scent :)