The Governer General and his gardens

Part 1.

We took a family weekend road trip to Canberra a few weeks ago. We broke up the not-so-far trip in Goulburn, having breakfast at The Roses Cafe [an old TAFE], a wander through the markets and Mstr M having a go at table tennis.

A rough itinerary in mind, we stopped at the information centre for maps and ideas. The lovely gentleman said, you are lucky to be here this weekend – as the Government House is open today and you might just see the GG strolling through the gardens.

We had the Floriade and Cockington Green on the list for the weekend but we soon set out to visit the Australian Mint where Mstr M made his own coin and Government House too.

This is part one of a three part series of the flowers we saw in Canberra that weekend. Government House, commonly referred to as Yarralumla, is the official residence of the Governor-General of Australia. It is located in the suburb of Yarralumla, in the City of Canberra, in the Australian Capital Territory. The house opened in 1891 and opened to the public the day we were visiting. The house is set amid 54 hectares of parkland – and this is where this blog post journey begins……

Colourful and cheery garden beds welcome you

Although there are 6 gardens to wander through we marvelled through The Hasluck Rhododendron Garden













and through Lady Gowrie’s garden




These beauties were near the house it self



oh to go back in time and attend a formal function

We also made a trip to Parliament House and Floriade that day. Stay tuned for part 2 where I share the gems we saw at Floriade.


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