While rose gardens can be found across the City, a number of special places are under the spotlight in the rose world. Some of these rose gardens can be found at Veale Gardens, Rymill Park, Pennington Gardens, Brougham Gardens, and the Lady Ester Lipman Gardens.
The 1.5 hectare International Rose Garden on Hackney Road is a State Government initiative and features more than 5000 roses on display in a range of garden styles. Just to the west of this garden is the National Rose Trial Garden, where you can see the roses of the future. Roses of yesteryear can be viewed at the Heritage Rose Gardens on the northern bank of the River Torrens, near the Adelaide Zoo.
When designing the fencing and mural for the City skate park, the artists had their audience in mind. Firstly, the work had to appeal to the skaters and secondly, it had to be durable. The combination of sculptural fencing and acrylic murals achieves a harmony with its street and railway surroundings and the works reflect street language and skate culture. The tech-camouflage background refers to the unity and harmony of the skater with street life and deters graffiti.
Elsie Cornish was the well known garden designer, who was approved by the Council in1941 to create the garden for Olga Cohn’s sculpture. Ola Cohn chose a three ton piece of Waikerie limestone from which she carved over a period of eighteen months the timeless figure of woman. On completion of the work she felt compelled to defend her work in representing 'the spirit of womanhood capable of giving birth to a nation' against the criticism she received from the public for her course and unladylike rendition of the sculpted woman figure.
On the south western boundary of the city lies historic West Terrace Cemetery, a place of great sculptural beauty and heritage significance. As old as European settlement, this field of headstones is home to more than 150,000 souls, and provides a fascinating glimpse into South Australian history.
Home to a beautiful garden of roses, the Veale Gardens are located between South Terrace, Greenhill Road, Sir Lewis Cohen Avenue and Peacock Road. With a selection of over 50 different varieties of roses to wander amongst, the two rose beds are a lovely place for a stroll or a picnic.
The Himeji Gardens are Japanese gardens that blend two classic styles: the ‘senzui’ style that displays the beauty of lakes and mountains, and the ‘kare senzui’ style that uses rocks to evoke the presence of water and oceans. They are a popular destination for those interested in a restrained and contemplative aesthetic in garden design.
Located within the Osmond Gardens on South Terrace, The Himeji Garden was established in 1985 in celebration of Adelaide's sister city partnership with Himeji, Japan. Entry is free.