This last post on our Melbourne stay is about the Royal Botanical Gardens. When we were planning our day, Dave said something about spending a couple hours here. Well, we spent much more than that. To get to the RBG we walked by the Shrine of Rememberance. This was built as a memorial to the men and women of Victoria who served in World War I and is now a memorial to all Australians who have served in war.
This was a cold day for summer in Melbourne so there were very few tourists here or at the gardens.
The landscape surrounding the shrine was also beautiful. Here’s one of those tourist photos. You know it was cold when Dave wears a jacket!
Now let’s go to the gardens. There is so much to show.
This gate was located in the Children’s Garden – one of our favorite spots.
The memory flags were really pretty neat. In a class they held earlier, adults wrote their memories of gardens when they were children.
But there’s more.
I loved this brick walkway.
The herb garden was lovely.
And of course, we had to stop in the gift shop before leaving to catch the tram. This was hanging on one of the walls. In case you can’t tell by the picture, this was in fabric. Oh, my!
Oh, I almost forgot. Halfway through our visit we walked across the street for lunch at Cafe Domain. When we finished Dave had an espresso in this lovely cup. He said it reminded him of Italy.
Well, that’s it for Melbourne. I can’t believe we’ve been home almost two weeks already!!