I am a freelance writer born in Johannesburg now living in Melbourne. I love travelling and have lived in London and Taipei as well as travelling in and around South Africa. I have a great interest in exploring and love to share my finds with others.
Published September 1st 2012
I loved my afternoon in the Queen Victoria gardens. A highly decorative park situated in Melbourne's CBD with amazing manicured flower beds, green lawns and amazing artwork.
The beautiful Queen Victoria gardens form a green oasis bounded by St Kilda Road, Alexandra Avenue and Linlithgow Avenue and is situated across from the Arts Centre and National Gallery of Victoria.
The gardens, which are a part of the larger Domain parklands, were originally created as a memorial following the passing of Queen Victoria in 1901. An enduring monument of Queen Victoria in her ceremonial gowns was created in marble and still overlooks one of two beautiful ponds. From her artificially created mound the Queens monument is in itself very impressive and shows the powerful aura of Queen Victoria as well as being very well maintained.
Beautifully green and carefully kept, Queen Victoria gardens also hosts the famous Floral Clock – a gift of Swiss watchmakers in 1966, which contains over 7000 flowering plants. Standing in front of the clock is the bronze equestrian, which is a memorial created for King Edward VII who was Queen Victoria's successor and was unveiled in 1920.