Autumn in the rose garden

The circular rose garden in Hotham Park is a peaceful place to sit, surrounded by dark hedges and encircled by a brick path where well placed seats allow one to enjoy the buzzing of bees as they work the lavender. This painting is taken from a pastel sketch I did last autumn

Autumn in Hotham Park rose garden

Autumn brings such a glorious  untidy tangle to the garden and Hotham Park rose garden is a colourful mess of  remnants of summer glory. Fortified with excellant coffee and muffin from the lovely new cafe I sat for a happy hour trying to catch this with pastels. The result ? Well it does help if…

Remnants of summer

The rose garden in Hotham  Park is at its best in June but here summer is having its last hurrah even if its already Autumn. Something to remember in the long winter months to come.                                        …