Carolyn and Greg's Nomadic Adventures travel blog

Buronga botanic garden - roses

A close up


Buronga wetlands

Amethyst - Caz's birthstone

Woodsies Gem Shop

23rd October

The mornings are starting off very cool but quickly warming up to hot days, with warm winds. On the agenda this morning is a visit to the Rose Gardens in the Australian Inland Botanic Gardens. The first mass planting and fund raiser was the rose garden because each of the roses was sponsored at $50 a plant. It continues to be a highlight of the gardens. A group of dedicated Friends of the Gardens who volunteer weekly to dead head the roses in the blooming season. In the formal garden there are 1624 roses.

After a walk around we head to the Buronga bakery, we have been told they have the best vanilla slices. Not today the baker hasn't iced them come back tomorrow we have been told.

After some morning tea we have a walk through the wetlands, which looked like a bit of rain wouldn't go astray.

We have decided to go back to Mildura to check out Woodsies Gem Shop. We were pleasantly surprised and managed to spend 2 hours browsing. An Aladdin's cave of a large range of gems,jewellery, novelties and giftware. Best part free to get in and only $2 to walk through the cave.

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