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A Visit to our Capital City's inner city Botanic Garden - Part 1.


By bernieh


During a visit to see my boys and grandchildren I took the opportunity to visit the Botanic Garden in the middle of our state’s capital. I was interested in seeing how it fared after years of drought and very, very tight watering restrictions. As it is autumn I was not expecting to see lots of flowering garden beds – but nearly all the beds were empty (bit of a sad sight). That said – the gardens were a refreshing break in my visit and I enjoyed walking around for over 3 hours as there is still lots to see. Thought I’d share some of the sights.

This is Weeping Fig Avenue planted in the 1870s.

The Ornamental Ponds area is in two sections:
The top pond was created between 1958 and 1960 -

The lower pond was part of the City Botanic Gardens’ original natural creek system.

It was nice to see the Dusky Moorhen sitting on her eggs.

There were lovely waterlilies everywhere in the pond area.

There were many lovely walkways –

and wide open spaces.

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The gardens are doing well to survive the droughts...
interesting pics.
Bernieh ~ thanks for this blog. :o)

6 May, 2009


Thanks for sharing photos - the gardens do look well - I too visited {Dublin's} botanical gardens at the weekend - first time ever - unfortunaetly I forgot my camera

6 May, 2009


Hi Angiedoherty - these gardens are always worth a visit I think. If you do go again make sure you take your camera and share the photos with us - would love to see Dublin's gardens.

6 May, 2009


will do - Dublin's gardens have the most amazing Peony roses - i intend to go back in a few weeks as they are not in full bloom at the moment however i invisage a spectacular show in the next wee while

6 May, 2009


Beautiful gardens Bernieh, and look sunshine!!!

6 May, 2009


Thanks Sewingkilla - yes the weather has bee terrific over here. Love Autumn and Winter up here in the north - just a great time to be out and about.

7 May, 2009


Yes Avis it is a lovely spot in the middle of our capital city. I have posted some more photos of another fantastic spot - the Roma Street Parklands. I have never been there before during my visits down south and I have to say it was a real treat - I went back there twice and spent around 3 hours both times!!!

7 May, 2009


lovely surroundings you are lucky to live there

13 May, 2009


Yes thanks Lemondog - it is a fabulous state to live in. These gardens are in Brisbane which is the capital of our state and is over 1000 kilometres down south. Our state of Queensland covers over 1.7 million square kilometres and makes up 25% of Australia's land mass. My state is therefore around six times the size of the U.K. So there can be quite some differences between climatic conditions up here in the north and down south in Brisbane, and of course the plants differ quite considerably!

13 May, 2009


Very picturess, would be lovely to vist such sights shame about the flower beds being empty.

20 May, 2009

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