We have been frequenting a big park nearby with a few playgrounds and big grassy areas. We knew there was more park over the bridge on the other side of a big street but we had not ventured there yet. Well, let me tell you, it is amazing on the other side! We finally walked over there and found a skating rink, skateboard and bike parks, an atrium, huge playgrounds and ... a HUGE and BEAUTIFUL rose garden! I love gardens and gardening. I am missing mine and was a little sad to know Brazilians are not very into gardening. Chilians, on the other hand, are. In fact they are having a big garden fair right by the rose garden at the park this weekend. So Joffre is taking me today or tomorrow. So excited.
Anyway about the rose garden, it was four big areas with huge iron frames as arbors and trellises over each area. All the different variety of roses was awesome. The pictures (click on them to see them fully) don't do it justice. As you walked in certain directions you got this amazing smell of the roses too. The city in the background was a cool contrast.