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FOTD #10: Fitzroy Gardens Conservatory

This month, since #TreeSquares is over I decided to post to Cee’s Flower of the Day Challenge (FOTD).  Like Becky B, Cee offers us the freedom to post every day or when we feel like it.  I made the mistake of classifying my trees as flowers for about half the month last month. So this month – no trees. (maybe). Cee’s FOTD challenge accepts:

  • Single flowers
  • Buds
  • Multiple flowers
  • Bouquet
  • Flower fields
  • Wildflowers
  • Tree or bush blossoms
  • Autumn leaves
  • Spring leaves
  • Decorative Cabbage
  • Berries
  • Still life
  • Fake or Silk Flowers

As I swirled through my forested universe last month for Becky’s TreeSquares, I came in touch again with my Australian trip. This month I’ll revisit only the flowers I photographed in Ballarat, Melbourne, Healesville Sanctuary and Queensland. Sometimes I might combine my post with another challenge I am doing, but I may just post one photo a day. I’ve never done that, so I’ll see how it goes.

August 10 City Parks: Fitzroy Gardens

Melbourne is the largest city in Australia, home to about 5 million people and probably as many flowers. It’s temperate oceanic climate ranging from a high of 79 degrees to a low in July of about 57 degrees sounds like the perfect weather, not only if you’re a person, but also if you are a floral species. Like Prescott, the weather can change from moment to moment.

We stopped at the Conservatory in Fitzroy Gardens. Opened in 1930, the conservatory offers a beautiful venue for some of the showiest flowers. Hydrangeas and fuchsias ruled the exhibit. You can even see a couple of examples of Public Art.

Fitzroy Gardens Conservatory

I love bridges and creeks, and the conservatory hosted both in side the building. Many people enjoyed the gardens that day. To take a picture without people on the bridge, took some tricky snapping skills.

The Conservatory is open every day, 9am – 5pm. (5.30pm daylight saving) Closed Christmas Day (December 25th)

Note: Changeover of each display, when one display is removed and next is installed, the Conservatory will close for a week for safety reasons.

In 2021, the conservatory is closed for the changeover of the floral display,
26 to 30 July,
20 to 24 September
1 to 5 November.

For further information contact City of Melbourne (03) 9658 9658.

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  1. I would love to visit the lands “down under”, but that long, long plane ride doesn’t seem appealing. This garden might be one of my choices to visit if I ever to make that long trek. Thanks for sharing.

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    • I never had the desire either for the same reason, but my blogging friends have become very dear to me. They have visited me here and I went for three memorable weeks there. I would not have gone on my own but I couldn’t pass up that opportunity!





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