A quiet month catching up on the reading, writing and watching along with a little outdoor activity starting with a visit to the Royal Botanic Gardens. Those of you in Melbourne will automatically think of the gardens close to the CBD which is fantastic.
What I discovered was that there is another. That’s right!
The Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne is exquisite featuring heathlands, wetlands and woodlands, as well as an award winning display, Australian Garden. The red sand garden in the picture above is outstanding. It’s easy to walk around and the café on site has terrific food.
Then we went to the Dandenong Ranges Botanic Gardens. No royal title for this one. But no less magnificent with its rolling hills of azaleas, magnolias and rhododendrons and breath-taking views, it is truly beautiful.
Both of these gardens would be highlight for any visitor, free to enter and both just an hour from the Melbourne CBD.
Binging on Bad Sisters, an Irish black comedy and Physical, a comedy drama, both productions were extraordinary viewing and highly recommended.
I also attended, Melbourne Theatre Company’s latest play by the extraordinarily talented Virginia Gay, Cyrano. It’s a modern day take on this romantic comedy, most enjoyable and so very clever. See it while you can.
My review of Bodies of Light is out. Watch for future reviews for the other two in the coming weeks.
Until next month…