Marguerite Parkes Rose Garden, Maitland Visitors Centre
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Grahame Cookie
S 32° 44.546 E 151° 34.044
56H E 365779 N 6376358
Quick Description: This well kept garden is beside the Maitland Visitors Centre, at the eastern entry to Maitland.
Location: New South Wales, Australia
Date Posted: 6/28/2017 4:41:15 AM
Waymark Code: WMW1P9
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:
On my way to try and find a Waymark (Locomotive 1042 - which has departed, leaving only a bronze disk in the concrete) I noticed the bronze relief artwork honouring Caroline Chisholm, with a beautiful Rose Garden as well.

Very neat, and weed free, with a concrete footpath around it.

There was two stainless plaques on the brick wall of the Visitors Centre. One reads:
"Marguerite Parkes Rose Garden
In recognition of Marguerite's dedication to the growing and breeding of roses."

The other displaying:
"This Rose Garden is a
Rose Society of N.S.W.
Hunter Valley Regional
2002 Project"

On 'Googling' for a "Website" I came across an article in the local newspaper, the "Maitland Mercury", which certainly explains the tip-top condition of the mulch and the garden in particular, as it explains that the Rose Garden (while being there from 2002), was dedicated in December 2015 as the Marguerite Parkes Rose Garden. It also mentions that there are a couple of roses of special interest to Marguerite, for people special in her life. (visit link)

Visited: 1635, Sunday, 31 January, 2016
Garden Name: Marguerite Parkes Rose Garden

Location: Beside the Maitland Visitors Centre


Fees: 0

Website: [Web Link]

Parking: S 32° 44.532 E 151° 34.050

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