A bloomin’ marvellous view
THERE are lots of attractions in and around Portland and district at this time of year, but for sheer spectacular beauty, the gardens at Treloar Roses take some beating.
Many of the planted roses at the Bolwarra property are in flower, leading to some great displays, such as about 100,000 roses in flower on a hillside.
Getting to enjoy the view are those who are taking advantage of a recent Treloar initiative – tours of the property.
The 30-minute Bloomin’ Bus trips are hosted by Treloar’s Rachel Matuschka, who drives the bus and provides the commentary.
Mrs Matuschka said the initiative had gone “really, really well” so far.
“We’re very happy with it,” she said.
“We’ve had (visitors) from all over Australia. Portland gets quite a lot of international tourists as well and roses being the queen of flowers, everybody loves them.”