Kings Domain and Alexandra Park Kings Domain and Alexandra Park feature mature trees set in extensive lawns, a fern gully and flower borders along the Government House boundary. The intriguing fern gully is nearly hidden from view and was planted in the 1930s. The spot was originally an old quarry and is now a steeply sloping, landscaped rockery featuring a waterfall and a winding ‘crazy paved’ path around a picturesque pond. Built features include: Sidney Myer Music Bowl; Governor La Trobe’s Cottage; King George V statue; Weary Dunlop memorial; Grotto (fern gully); Stapley Pavilion; Tilly Aston bell; Pioneer Women’s garden; Memorials and commemorative statutory, Walker fountain, and painted poles and re-burial stone, marking the site of Aboriginal remains. The domain is circled by ‘the tan’, a 4 km path that was once a horse exercising track and now is a favourite with city joggers. Shrine of Rememberance Reserve | MelbourneShrine of Remembrance Reserve The Shrine of Remembrance is Victoria’s memorial to the service and sacrifice of its men and women in times of conflict. Behind the Shrine is one of the city’s most significant trees: a solitary Calabrian Pine germinated from a seed by a young returned soldier who fought at Lone Pine in Gallipoli during WWI. The Shrine crowns an elevated site and is framed by formal tree planting, spacious lawns, and forecourt areas. Mature commemorative trees in extensive lawns feature on the surrounding slopes. Other built features include commemorative sculptures and the McPherson Robertson fountain.
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