Beautiful blooms in a beautiful building
Hobart’s beautiful heritage Town Hall
Hobart is the capital city of Tasmania but it still has the laid-back rural charm of a country town. Today is Sunday and almost all the shops are shut. A few people are wandering around. Clusters of young people gather in the park. It feels relaxed and stress free.
The sun is shining again.
This is the Town Hall a beautiful Georgian sandstone building that was opened in 1866 it symbolised the hope of future greatness for the city.
Wow it is free
I am a passionate gardener and love flowers and all things horticultural so of course we have to go in to see this…
OK let’s go…
Entrance to the Town Hall
Rich, sumptuous carpet. What a grand entrance
Pots of chrysanthemums decorate the stair well
. A taste of what was to come.Massed chrysanths as you entered
What a magnificent setting for the flowers
What a beautiful, ornate setting.
Look’s like a fire-works burst
Prize winning floral arrangement
Notice Jack’s hand to compare the size of these flower heads
I love the soft, delicate green centre
This unusual rose is called “Edgar Degas” it is like a dainty ballerina
A very interesting display of miniatures
Another miniature display, lot’s of detail to look at
Floral art with the theme “Mother’s day” note the burnt toast!
Rows and rows of magnificent chrysanthemums
Like a yellow burst of sunshine
So many perfect flowers are quite over whelming
I think this was my favourite
How did they choose this one from all the perfect exhibits?Grand champion bloom
Blue ribbon champion
For 2 hours we were immersed in the beautiful world of flowers. The Rotary Club supplied delicious fresh sandwiches and scones still warm from the oven with a cup of tea that we enjoyed for lunch at the very reasonable total price of $16. A lovely end to the outing.
We had come over on the local bus and were very happy to find they still have senior day passes. So for $3-20 we could come and go all day around Hobart. But now it was time to head back home and take the dogs for their walk.