Entries in the ‘Gardens’ Category:
Have you wandered around the Federation Square car park recently? It seems an odd question to ask. But if you have you will have noticed the thriving veggie gardens. If you haven’t go and have a look. The gardens are inspiring.
I like the idea of working in the CBD, tending a garden during a lunch [...]
An evening picnic to celebrate this birthday has been arranged for this Friday, the 17th of November 2012. The friends of the St Kilda’s Botanical Gardens are celebrating the garden’s 151 birthday by inviting everyone to a free picnic from 5- 8pm – picnic into the dusk is what they are saying.
They have arranged live [...]
Melbourne’s Open Zoo at Werribee is exactly what it says – an open Zoo. Therefore the animals are all living in large spaces and are able to roam about in these spaces, freely. A great plus for the animals but there is a down side for the patrons of the Zoo. Some of the animals [...]
The sun shone and I was pulled up short by this amazing floral display outside the Melbourne Town Hall on Tuesday the week.
It’s magic on a sunny day.
I also like the combination of vegetables and flowers – they add texture and colour to the display.
It is worth a trip to the CBD to see it. [...]
There has been some water seepage from Guilfoyle’s Volcano. To address this, the water has been drained and a new liner on the bluestone wall is being installed.
At the time of writing this – mid July -it is a chance to look inside the crater of this folly and see what an enormous space it [...]
The door to the Butterfly House
The butterfly house at the Melbourne Zoo is one of the nicest places to be on a cold winter’s day. In the summer it has charm but it is in the winter that it is magical – a place where everyone quietens and move slowly. Boisterous school parties loose their [...]
The nice thing about doing this blog is that I keep learning more interesting information about Melbourne from the comments people leave on my posts. I have written about this beautiful and tranquil garden before in the The Pioneer Women’s Memorial Garden Post. Julie has left a comment asking about the capsule that is underneath [...]
I joined friends for lunch at the Terrace Cafe in the Melbourne Botanical Gardens on a wet weekday morning. It was a long standing date and we went despite the rain.
The easiest way to reach the Terrace Cafe that overlooks the ornamental lake is to enter the gardens from the corner of Anderson Street and [...]
Something wonderful has happened to the roses in the Alister Clarke Rose Garden in the St Kilda Botanical Gardens. Well, it is wonderful to me. Some lovely person has identified these roses and now they have name plaques.
There is something about looking at a rose and knowing its name. It adds an extra pleasure. With [...]