Today I entered a wonderland of spring beauty. I was mesmerised by the stunning beauty of Tulip Tops garden. The glorious sight of beautiful beds of tulips, pansies and daffodils surrounded and enhanced by the delicate blossoms of 1000 trees in all shades of pink and white and the delicate green, swaying branches of the weeping willows.
Classical and gentle instrumental music drifted through the air accompanied by the sweet song of the birds. As I slowly walked through this magic place and passed by a small stream and waterfall I heard a chorus of frogs joining the symphony of sounds.
I tried to capture this unique and tranquil paradise to share with my blogging friends. These are just a few of the almost 200 photos I took.
Jack also took almost 200 photos
The most amazing fact about this glorious garden is that it is a private garden and is totally created and cared for by an energetic couple, Pat and Bill Rhodin, and Bill also has a full-time job.
Just imagine the work-load. 10 acres of garden. Half a million bulbs and flowers planted by hand every year. All the annuals are bought as small seedlings then grown on in punnets till large enough to plant. I never saw one weed, the lawns were immaculate and the plants so healthy they glowed and obviously were cared for with love.
The garden was established in 1997 and is open from September 13th to October 12th. Entrance for seniors and children is $13 and for adults $14. That includes free tea and coffee and a free sausage sandwich.
I have seen many interesting places and things in Canberra but this is a highlight and I still have to see Floriade.