One of two formal entrances to Ballarat Botanic Gardens. Stated here "located on the western shore of picturesque Lake Wendouree".
...but when I visited in June, 2008, this was drought-stricken Lake Wendouree. To think as I write this, "thousands are in evacuation centres across NSW, Victoria" due to extensive flooding. Today's ABC News item here.
and the boatsheds
The re-located cottage, home to poet Adam Lindsay Gordon (1833-1870). Further reading via PoemHunter
One of "all 25 Australian Prime Ministers set within the magnificent Horse Chestnut Avenue".
Sir Robert Gordon Menzies
Sharing with Scenic Sunday