Saturday, 26 September 2015

Judges Bay and the Parnell Rose Garden

Carole's Chatter: Judges Bay and the Parnell Rose Garden


Today's travel post is a bit of a local tour – some nice spots in my own fair city.

Judges Bay and the Parnell Rose Garden are all part of Dove-Meyer Robinson Park (a former Mayor of Auckland).  As you can see from the pictures it is a tranquil coastal setting which also happens to be very close to the CBD.  Judges Bay got its name from the original settlers who built houses on the bay – one was a judge!


Carole's Chatter: Judges Bay and the Parnell Rose Garden

The Anglican church of St Stephens is located on the high side of Judges Bay – it is a quaint little old church surrounded by interesting gravestones.   

Carole's Chatter: Judges Bay and the Parnell Rose Garden

It was built in 1857 and so is one of our older buildings.  It is still used for weekly services and is popular for intimate weddings.



The best time to see the roses in the Parnell Rose Garden is from October to December when they are in full bloom.  I do love roses – although my favourites are not red ones!  I'm a sucker for yellow or a glorious blush pink.

3 comments:

  1. How pretty! In Hartford, Connecticut, we have a rose garden with many types of flowers in the spring and summer. I visit often to photograph the blooms.

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  2. SO beautiful!!! I love being an arm chair traveler!!

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  3. I remember dropping by the Nancy Steen Rose Garden! Beautiful!!! Is this the same one? I love Auckland, love New Zealand!
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