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A Visit to our Capital City's inner city Botanic Garden - Part 2.


By bernieh


The riverside City Botanic Gardens are Brisbane’s original botanic gardens and are only a 10 to 15 minute walk from the city centre. In terms of Australian history (and certainly in our state’s history) the gardens are quite old – officially opened in 1855. The attractions include the Ornamental Ponds and Weeping Fig Avenue – which I highlighted in Part 1.

Another attraction is the Bamboo Grove which includes 23 bamboo species – you can see some of the bamboo on the right of this next photo:

This photo was taken on the other side of the bamboo grove and you can see the tall bamboo to the left, as well as a garden bed filled with natives:

These are examples of some of the other garden beds filled with tropical and native plants:

One of the most popular attractions is the riverside walkway – the gardens have river frontage and there is a very long walkway beside the Brisbane River.

There are lots and lots of walkways where you can spend hours just wandering along:

There are also huge open spaces:

and quiet, reflective spaces:

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Looks very well looked after
Thanks for sharing it.

15 May, 2009


Great pics and a lovely place to visit I like the last shot of the quiet area looks like a nice place to sit and think.:0)

15 May, 2009

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