Lady Norwood Rose Garden
Well it was our lucky weekend on our last visit to Wellington, as it coincided with the seasonal opening of the rose garden in the Botanical Gardens. As we approached the gardens from up on the hill the scent of the roses just wafted up around us and the sight of the circular formal rose garden was just beautiful to look at.
Relaxing amongst the flowers
Once up close the number of varieties and colours and scents just had us doing multiple revolutions of this horticultural joy. As I am really into gardens and looking at all things that make me go aahhh, we had a great time. Myles was running from rose bush to rose bush sniffing each one in turn.
Myles sampling the blooms
We had a spot of lunch at the cafe here sat amongst the roses. Afterwards we started taking a stroll back up the hill (and I mean a hill!) heading back towards the cable car, when we came upon the large grassy area behind the gardens with was currently playing host to a petting zoo and a bouncy castle set up just for the fun of the kids - big and small.
Much to our delight we got to meet a bunch of cute and cuddly animals including spotty pygmy pig, a bossy alpaca, a number of kids of the goat variety and then some fluffy guinea pigs and rabbits all of whom Myles wanted to cuddle! Well after a spot of bouncing on the castle it was time to wander on back out of the park - the weather by the way just topped off the whole day by being a perfect warm and still day and saw everyone just relaxing on this a perfect family day out!
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