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Bougainvillea with Jacaranda in the background - a section of The Arbour - Southbank Parklands, Brisbane, Australia

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By Bernieh


Bougainvillea with Jacaranda in the background - a section of The Arbour - Southbank Parklands, Brisbane, Australia

This piece of architecture is called 'The Arbour' and weaves through the centre of the parklands for one kilometre, leading the way to the parklands’ many attractions. It is made up of 443 curling, tendril-like columns of steel, each covered with a train of magenta bougainvillea plants.



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This is abosolutely georgous, would nt it be lovely to have this over a varanda or pergular in the garden

30 Sep, 2009

 

Lots of gardens in my part of the world do indeed have bougainvillea growing over pergolas, over sheds, over fences and up through tall trees. At my last house, we had two bougainvilleas intertwined and growing up the side of our garage - just beautiful. The only problem with them is that the thorns make it very difficult to trim - they tend to get away because they're so difficult to handle.

30 Sep, 2009

 

Its beautiful

30 Sep, 2009

 

It looks stunning on that wonderful structure

30 Sep, 2009

 

Thanks Yorkshire and Pansypotter - it is a stunning sight as the bougainvillea flowers for most of the year.

30 Sep, 2009

 

Bernieh:

Very attractive setting for a park!

1 Oct, 2009

 

Beautiful colours

1 Oct, 2009

 

Lovely piece of architecture and one that includes live structure as well

2 Oct, 2009

 

Yes Lindak - I agree ... it's nice to see a piece of architecture designed to make the most of something from nature.

2 Oct, 2009

 

I immediately thought it looked like a huge wave just at the point of rolling over and crashing back down again.

2 Oct, 2009

 

Actually I think ocean waves were the inspiration for the designer Lindak - great minds think alike!

2 Oct, 2009

 

I love the tree in the background!!! That is beautiful.

3 Oct, 2009

 

The jacaranda is my favourite tree ... I finally have one in this garden (after wanting one for years and years but never being able to plant one in my other gardens) and it's just begun flowering again. This photo was taken down in Brisbane and that city has the most jacarandas I've ever seen - magnificent when they're all in bloom!

3 Oct, 2009

 

this is beautiful i would love to have bougainvillea in my garden every holiday we go on i seem to be pictured stood under or around one lovely

3 Oct, 2009

 

PS thats the bougainvillia i mean not me !!

3 Oct, 2009

 

Haha - yes I got that Shamrock. Bougainvillea is everywhere here - it's just something that's always in the background and perhaps rather under-valued! This particular structure though sure brings it to life.

3 Oct, 2009

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I want one!!

4 Oct, 2009

 

Beauty........

7 Oct, 2009

 

Thanks Arsh - this is a wonderful place for a stroll.

7 Oct, 2009



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