I of course got it wrong and said it is the house the Prime Minister uses when he/she is in town. It is actually used by the Governor-General (who is appointed by the Queen on the advise of the Prime Minister to represent Her Majesty in the Commonwealth of Australia). She has the power to dismiss the PM if he/she has lost confidence (such as poor ol Gough Whitlam found out the hard way). But this is about the house and grounds rather than politics.
|the front entrance|
|Sydney rock orchids, Dendrobium speciosum happily growing on the rocks|
|Admiralty House on a splendid spring day|
|This must be a tough view to get used to everyday|
To shade lovers.
Then you walk a little further and you get to Kirrabilli House which is where the Prime Minister stays while they are in Sydney. It is a small three bedroom place (and when I say small, it is in relation to Admiralty House). The view is not quite as stunning but the lawn sweeps down encouraging quite a number of children to partake in a good rolling down the slope.
|It is a tempting slope|
|The Echiums sure do add colour to the entrance|
And with a slight bit of surprise we came across the vegetable patch. But don't get yourselves too excited here as I can say there is much much more in my vegetable garden and I have been empting it out so it can have a refit.
|Yeap a few chillis, broccoli, chervil and a curry plant that might not be used a great deal .|
I did say... Do you ever use Curry plant? I know it smells of curry but I am not sure it should be given space in a produce garden.
Anyway there were a few more pretties about the place. And looking at the plant choices I expect it gets quite hot in this garden. What do you think?
|The walkway looks like it might be covered with wisteria but nothing in sight at the moment|
|Loving the Loropetalum and Euphorbia combination|
A great day and so happy to have finally had a visit to such an iconic house of Sydney at last.