I didn't do too good a job of the collage as I tried to join up three different photos but you get the idea...hopefully :-) There is a viewing platform in this section of the park which makes it easier to read the words which are spelled out in each garden.
Some of the bands which were mentioned were The Beatles, AC DC and ABBA and I think there was a saxophone, a guitar, piano keys etc. Of course it looks even better from the cherry picker which takes a photo for the local newspaper each year. My photos don't do the gardens justice unfortunately.
It is always interesting to see the variations each year depending on how much rain there has been during winter and how warm or cold it has been. Last year the Wisteria Arbour wasn't flowering as well from memory but it certainly is beautiful this year. It is a lovely place to relax if you need to have a sit down during your visit. Not far from there is the Croquet Club hall where Devonshire Teas and lunches can be bought during the Carnival.
There was colour everywhere one looked...
...and, as I said, these gardens are a little bit quirky!
There are hundreds of tulips on display....
...in every colour of the rainbow.
Before we headed to the Croquet Club hall for a light lunch, we walked through the scented gardens which were created from ideas presented by the Downs Association of the Blind. There were a couple of ducks having a swim and adding to the tranquility of these gardens.
Today, before the rain arrived, my son and I had a look at one of our other popular parks, Queens Park, where the gardens are more classical and they look spectacular from the viewing platform. We took three cameras with us to see which one took the best photos and I will show you some of the better ones in my next post if you don't think you will be too bored :-)
There are so many events on next week I am not sure what I will end up going to as we are certainly not spoiled for choice here in our beautiful city.