City gardens

Two delightful city gardens are located in the block bounded by St Georges Terrace, Riverside Drive, Barrack Street and Victoria Avenue. Stirling Gardens offer ornamental trees, well-kept lawns and plenty of shady spots. Along the footpath on the St Georges Terrace side there are large statues of kangaroos – a great photo opportunity. Just nearby within the gardens is an ore obelisk, a memorial acknowledging the state’s role as one of the world’s foremost producers of minerals. Look carefully in the garden beds from the footpath on the Barrack Street side of the gardens and you’ll find small statues of May Gibbs’ ‘Gumnut Babies’ nestled amongst the ferns. The gardens also house the oldest public building in Perth, now the Francis Burt Law Museum . The Supreme Court Gardens, further towards Riverside Drive, are a popular location for concerts on warm summer evenings, including the annual Carols by Candlelight.

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