Wednesday, 10 July 2013

TREASURY & FITZROY GARDENS

The Treasury Gardens consist of 5.8 hectares 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 Victorian heritage listing says "Fitzroy is unique in comparison for its scale and uninterrupted landscape. There are some horticultural similarities between Fitzroy and the Treasury Garden, attributed to the initial work of Clement Hodgkinson, however Fitzroy Gardens is unique due to the layering of history and mosaic of different landscaping styles. The avenues of mature Elms and Moreton Bay fig are some of the best tree lined avenues in Victoria."

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






8 comments:

  1. O, my goodness...these are some really REALLY great photos. I loved seeing them.
    Hope you will come over and see my outdoor photos ....you might enjoy them. :)

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  2. Flowing water makes a garden more beautiful!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Have a wonderful day!
    Lea
    Lea's Menagerie

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  3. What a gorgeous place. I just love that waterfall!

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  4. Beautiful water features.

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  5. I've wandered here a number of times and I'm always enchanted by the beauty in any season! The sight and sound of gently falling water is so refreshing! Lovely photos!

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  6. We are so lucky to have these wide open spaces to breathe right on the edge of the CBD.

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  7. Such gorgeous place. The fountain is pretty unique too.

    Thank you for joining Water World Wednesday
    Kim,USA

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  8. Fantastic shots of this beautiful park!

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