The Queen Victoria Gardens are just a short walk from the CBD and the Art precinct. They are seen as a triangle of paradise in the middle of the busy city, and are a favourite for wedding photographs. Beautifully 19th century ornamental landscaped gardens feature trees and flowerbeds set in manicured lawns, roses and flowering shrubs. Paths are flanked with beds of colourful annuals, and the larger pond is filled with waterlilies. For magnificent views to the city, walk to the pathway between the lake and Rose Garden. Here, the park benches will encourage you to stop and relax. Stop by the floral clock. This famous decorative timepiece is composed of a staggering 7000 flowering and bedding plants, which are changed twice yearly. It was presented from a group of Swiss watchmakers as a gift to the city in 1966. Other highlights include ornamental ponds, monuments to Queen Victoria and King Edward VII, the Janet Lady Clarke rotunda, and various sculptures.
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