Friday, January 12, 2018

Government House Gardens..



It's been a while since we had a walk through the gardens of Government House open to the public from 12-2pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. It just so happened that we were in the city yesterday and although it was a perfect 23C day the gardens were quiet, which suits me just fine :) Gave me time to have a chat to the gardener who has been tending these beautiful gardens for the last 27 years, what a super job! Check out the magnificent magnolia tree to the right below looking up from the rose garden. Views looking down over the sweeping lawns towards the Swan River and back up to St Georges Terrace and the city. Spotted the sweet wee kookaburra enjoying the view from his high perch. There's so much more to the gardens, the lake, the fountains, but I'll save that for another time. Happy Friday, take care and stay safe..


26 comments:

  1. Beautiful blossoms and gardens, Grace! A pretty spot for a stroll!

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  2. Gorgeous gardens, Grace, the first image is magnificent !

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  3. What a beautiful garden Grace, I see a close-up of a bird, made with the new equipement ? :)

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  4. ...was the kookaburra sitting in the old gum tree?

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  5. Wonderful gardens with all those bright red flowers. Makes me look forward to the warmth of summer. Thank you for this post.

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  6. Beautiful photos Grace. Must check out Government House next time I'm over. Love the kookaburra, they are so cute.

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  7. Interesting building as well as beautiful gardens. Love the Kookaburra. Cheers Diane

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  8. Super garden and photos, Grace. Reading other blogs it seems that much of N America and Europe are buried beneath a layer of fog, I visited you for a little respite!

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  9. It looks so beautiful, Grace! I was thinking of you earlier since it is +10˚C here and everyone is out with coats open, no gloves, and no hats. We are back to the deep freeze tomorrow night!

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  10. The gardens are wonderful. If I was there I'd be spending a lot of time exploring such a pretty place. However, the kookaburra is a real treat. What a cutie!

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  11. I especially love the kookaburra! Beautiful garden!

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  12. Now I remember how lovely fresh blossoms blowing in the breeze can brighten any day. Your last capture is a heart warmer!

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  13. Beautiful blossoms and some lovely grounds. It's so pretty!

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  14. It's nice to see the flame trees there, we have them here dotted along coastlines.

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  15. Truly Awesome. Amazing pics.
    Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  16. Very beautiful place. Neat little kookaburra.

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  17. I love that kookaburra. And it's fun just saying the name. Those gardens are exquisite. How nice to have something like that in the heart of a city.

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  18. A very beautiful and fitting piece of property for the government...and it serves as a real asset to the city providing green space for relaxation and enjoyment. The wee bird made me laugh; what a cutie!

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  19. What a privilege to live in that spot. The gardens are beautiful. I've toured the house twice (bottom floor only) also on a special occasion, which I think is only once a year. Love the kookaburra.

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  20. What a lovely place to go for a stroll. And now I'm singing that old song that I learned at school... Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree.... I'll have it running through my brain for most of the day!

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  21. Beautiful, beautiful photos, Grace! I love them all! But yikes - why is it so cold???

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  22. What beauty and to have it almost all to yourself...what a joy.

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  23. The gardens look so lovely.
    Brilliant photographs.

    All the best Jan

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