Tucked away in Gooseberry Hill, the awe inspiring and tranquil rose garden of Patsy Durack can be found. Durack's garden boasts a generous amount of field rose bushes in the grounds of the Old Archbishop's house on 33 Parke Road, with each bush having their own individual plaques, allowing keen gardeners to identify roses they may like to plant in their own gardens.
Entry fee to the gardens is $8 with part proceeds going to The Cancer Council of Western Australia. For an additional charge, visitors are also able to enjoy Devonshire tea on the veranda overlooking the marvelous garden.
I'm not a gardener by any means, but a visit to this splendid rose garden certainly inspired me. It truly is a visual feast, with various types of roses on display, ranging in different forms and colours. A sunny spring day spent here provides the perfect way to escape the city.
*The gardens are open for viewing from October through to May on Sundays from 10am to 4:30pm. The garden is also available for tour groups, functions, weddings and wedding photos by bookings. Visits on Monday to Sunday can be made by appointment.