I would like to share with you a Melbourne treasure I visited this month.  There is something wonderful about stepping into the humid world of a hothouse which transports you to another time and place.

The Conservatory in the Fitzroy Gardens opened in March 1930, and has provided over 80 years of spectacular floral displays.

It was built in the Spanish mission architectural style at a cost of 4,000 pounds and it measures 30 x 15 metres.

The Conservatory is open from 9am to 5pm (5.30pm during daylight saving) every day except Christmas Day

There are five floral displays each year.

Currently there are hanging baskets overflowing with fuchsias and a mass of hydrangeas in a range of unusual shades.

This little slideshow below will show you the whole year in bloom.

A Year In Bloom