Wednesday, 21 March 2012

TREASURY GARDENS - JFK MEMORIAL

The Treasury Gardens consist of 5.8 hectares (14.4 acres) on the south-eastern side of the Melbourne Central Business District, East Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The gardens are bounded by Wellington Parade, Spring Street, Treasury Place, and by the Fitzroy Gardens across Lansdowne street to the west. They form part of a network of city gardens including Fitzroy Gardens, Carlton Gardens, Flagstaff Gardens and Kings Domain. The gardens are listed on the Victorian Heritage Register for their historical, archaeological, social, aesthetic and scientific (horticultural) importance for its outstanding nineteenth century design, path layout and planting.

The Gardens are a short walk from Victoria’s Parliament House and are overlooked by the old Treasury buildings, and State Offices. They create a landscaped setting for office workers to enjoy during lunch with large areas of lawn and walking paths lined with mature trees. Due to their central location close to the city, they are a popular spot as the starting or ending point for political rallies, demonstrations and festivals. The gardens are also enjoyed by business people and tourists staying at the Hilton Hotel on Wellington Parade, who are able to wander through on their way to the city.

The President John F. Kennedy Memorial, is located in the Gardens. The bronze bas-relief portrait is by sculptor Raymond B. Ewers. Erected in 1965 and located beside the specially landscaped pond and water fountain.

This post is part of the Watery Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Outdoor Wednesday meme.










9 comments:

  1. Oh, such a gorgeous place, Nick! Your captures are SO beautiful! I love the rich green color and, of course, the ducks. Impressive memorial! Thanks as always for sharing the beauty! Have a great day!

    Sylvia

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  2. The greenery is intense.

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  3. cet endroit est magnifique, un coin de paradis dans la ville, j'aime beaucoup

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  4. Are there irises in the pond? This place must be an oasis among office workers.

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  5. Beautiful park! I didn't know you had a memorial for our president. That's very nice of you...

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  6. Your usual gorgeous shots! What a lovely spot.

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  7. What an honor for the US to have a former president's memorial here. The garden is beautiful, lush green and a great place for reading or just walking around the grounds.

    Your photos say it all!

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  8. Aha, what a nice place to rest, and contemplate, or just let go!
    In Kennedy's name, the garden is a beauty.

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  9. What a great honor to have one of our Presidents memorialized in that beautiful garden. Thank you for showing us. (How I wish some things had never happened .....)

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