Saturday, May 16, 2015

The Secret Garden...



The parterre garden behind the south tower of the Bishops See on the corner of St. Georges Terrace and Mount St. does have that secret garden feel. Behind the imposing entrance to the south tower off the terrace and surrounded by skyscrapers, it's possible that apart from the workers in the surrounding offices, Perthites might not be aware that it's there, certainly Aimee, who has worked in the city for over ten years was surprised when I mentioned it!


I have shown this very pretty garden before, but couldn't resist another visit last weekend.. shaded by surrounding highrise the large fragrant flowers of the immaculately trimmed Camellia hedges flourish, the sight and scent a delight! Looks like storms and rain for our weekend here in Perth, bit of a shame as there are so many big outdoor events planned, will have to see how that works out! Happy weekend, take care and stay safe..


40 comments:

  1. You are an urban explorer! I like the 3 graces, and that you could surprise Aimee :-)



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  2. My impression is that there are a lot of gardens that go unnoticed.

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  3. What a beautiful garden!! I would love to spend some time walking there and smelling the flowers! Hope you have a great weekend!! Enjoy!!

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  4. Nice with a secret garden like that

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  5. I love the manicured look... a bit like a French chateau garden. Stay dry.

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  6. Geweldig mooi in de grote drukte,wat een prachtig contrast.

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  7. It's so nice to discover lovely hidden spaces like this, Grace!
    I forgot to mention hockey the other day. You are right - it is a national obsession here and it seems to be only the odd person who doesn't know what is happening in the league. The playoffs are on now and unfortunately all the Canadian based teams have been eliminated although all the USA based teams are full of Canadian players so it is still a major draw. You should try to go to the game. ;-)

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  8. A little treasure in the midst of the skyscrapers. Beautiful reflections.

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  9. It's absolutely delightful, what a wonderful space to forget anything and let your imagination take over! Love, love, love the reflection!

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  10. Beautiful sculpture - and a real hidden gem.

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  11. I love the reflections in the water - great pictures!

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  12. Adorable garden...I like the statue! Arianna

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  13. It's a beautiful garden and your photos are delicious! Maybe the garden behaves like a secret maze and people get lost never to return and tell others the secret?

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  14. Lovely reflections and also I love the flowers

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  16. Very nice and what an elegant sculpture.
    Signed, William.

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  17. this is so beautiful and I love the perfect reflections in the pond

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  18. Great place to be, could be a bit wet this morning - but isn't it grand to have some rain.

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  19. Oh, Camellia!!!
    This genus is famous throughout East Asia; camellias are known as cháhuā (茶花) in Chinese, "tea flower", an apt designation, as tsubaki (椿) in Japanese, as dongbaek-kkot (동백꽃) in Korean and as hoa trà or hoa chè in Vietnamese. ... Ref. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camellia
    In Japan, the Kanji as tsubaki (椿) means tree and spring.

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  20. Schöne Skulpturen.

    Gruß
    Noke

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  21. My ever growing Perth-list, Grace :-) Beautiful garden, can´t wait to come back!

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  22. The garden is in great contrast with the surrounding facades. Looks good.

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  23. A beautiful place and a great hidden secret,

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  24. Looks beautiful. place
    And the reflection is great.

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  25. Really pretty. A bench or two would be nice, so you could sit and enjoy the view.

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  26. It is lovely Grace. Maybe it is a good thing not many people know of it. Love the reflections!

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  27. The camellia blossom is so gorgeous! It seems a shame to me that they clip the hedge like that, though. It seems quite severe in contrast to the pretty blooms.

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  28. LOVE that musical and all your shots today.

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  29. That is one very gorgeous garden. I love finding places like this. Storms and rain here too but, I'm loving it. Pretty soon it will be too hot to be outdoors very much.

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  30. Something of a hidden, private treasure. Maybe your post will bring more visitors.

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  31. Wonderful reflections! I would love to take a few pics there.

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  32. Très beau jardin, curieux mélange entre les buildings et cet havre de paix !

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  33. Très beau jardin, curieux mélange entre les buildings et cet havre de paix !

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  34. Nice garden and wonderful reflections indeed!

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  35. So nice to have a garden amongst the towers. Love the camellia and the sculpture and the reflection.

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  36. It looks like a very serene place....

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  37. I wish that Camellias were hardy for us. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  38. It's a beautiful garden, Grace !
    I like also the sculpture or maybe it is a fountain ?

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