Sunday, December 18, 2016
Tauranga's Robbins Park Rose Gardens
Seeing as it's been such beautiful Summer weather here at the moment I took the opportunity on Saturday to drive into town to visit the Robbins Park Rose Gardens here in Tauranga.
For such a scenic spot it has amazing views of the harbour and Mount Maunganui even though it's situated close to railway lines and the city centre. It was apparently named after a former Mayor and established in 1960 by the Bay of Plenty Floral Festival Society.
There are 28 bed rose gardens, various camellias and other shrubs. The water fountain is suppose to represent Ceres, the protector of flowers and crops and the goddess of plenty according to Roman Mythology.
Linking up with Our World Tuesday this week :-)