Don’t you just love wandering around an unfamiliar rose garden, in high summer? A riot of colors and scents, and new rose varieties to admire and photograph. I always take my digital camera, you just never know when the “perfect” shot will present itself.
Often, the smaller and relatively unknown gardens are more enjoyable that the larger city gardens. Less people for a start. True, there is generally a smaller collection of roses, but that is not always the case.
Take a look at the gardens presented here. Some of them might be from small towns and cities, but don’t let that fool you – they still have much to offer the rose enthusiast.
Trevor Griffiths Rose Garden, Timaru, New ZealandLocated at Caroline Bay, Timaru, this is a favorite haunt during the summer months. It’s full of David Austin English roses. See the Trevor Griffiths Rose garden
Australian Inland Botanic Gardens
Located near the Murray river, and the NSW southern border, is the “Australian Inland Botanic Gardens”. Definitely worth a look, if you happen to be in that area.