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Published October 31st 2015
Flowers flowers everywhere
In the beautiful settings of the 150 year old Fitzroy Gardens, which is visited by 2 million people every year, is located the most gorgeous structure in the vicinity, called the Conservatory.
Built in the Spanish Mission style of architecture with its unique orange/peach colour, the building surely stands out. Beautiful fountains outside and inside the Conservatory adorn the surroundings. The indoor fountain is home to koi fish. A lovely bridge allows for a photo opportunity. Statues are peppered throughout the displays and add an artistic touch.
On many occasions you may bump into a couple dressed in their wedding finery posing with the floral displays as a backdrop to their photographs. And why not? With picturesque scenes throughout the year, the Conservatory provides a perfect venue in all types of weather.
In the long summer months, you can be sure to see hydrangeas and fuschias displaying their bright colours, and in the latter part of summer, begonias and gloxinia displays take over. In autumn, the tropical plants provide perfect harmony with the poinsettia. In the long winter months, the cineraria and cyclamens add their beauty and in spring, the schizanthus and calceolaria announce the coming of warmer temperatures.
The Conservatory is open all year round except on Christmas day and during the changeover of displays, from 9am to 5:00pm. Whether you are a local or a tourist, if you love flowers the Conservatory will be sure to please your horticultural palate.
(The images presented in this article were taken in September)