Glorious white Iceberg climbing Roses in the garden of Government House.
The roses look so elegant against the white stone wall.
One of the many Rose Gardens located within The Government House grounds.
The sound of running water adds such a calming sound to the space...
fountains are such a beautiful addition to a garden.
This gargoyle statue that has seen better days...
I wonder if someone took a hammer to his nose and ear
or perhaps he once teetered and toppled over.
A visitor left a rose offering...
There are benches throughout the garden to sit and relax.
The lush grounds of Government House is a lovely place for a walk.
There is a tea room located at stable and working area of the garden.
Hens and chicks are clucking away in a pen
and last year there was a lamb onsite grazing on the grass.
The Tea room serves light lunches and teas and it is open Tuesdays through Saturdays in the high season.
Staffed by an army of dedicated volunteers Government House grounds are well tended and beautiful.
There is a small Costume and Government House Historic museum on the site with admission by donation.
If you find yourself in Victoria BC on a holiday you might want to include this garden while you are visiting.
I borrowed this book from the library and spent a few hours sipping tea
while perusing the many gorgeous gardens featured inside...
looking at gardens is one of my favourite things to do.
Our Humble Bungalow looks best when the roses are all in bloom...
her paint is peeling and the painters will return shortly to give her a much needed makeover.
We are having some problems with the ancient plumbing.
(which is not much fun...)
I am expecting a plumber with a snake and a camera attached to delve deeper and tell us what we need to do to remedy the situation...
I hope it will not mean that we need to dig up the garden and install a new sewer pipe...fingers crossed it is an easy fix that does not cost the earth!
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~ Be Well and Be Kind ~