The National Garden in Canberra was the best garden yet...probably because of the striking combination of established Eucalypts with genera of plants laid out beneath them...across the site.
|Entrance to the gardens from the cafe|
There really is no way a post on the blog can do justice to the garden...but I will try and put up the best of the photos I took.
|Blending shrubs under trees|
|One of the oldest established trees in the garden; The Parish Tree|
|Showy Banksia flowers|
|As always my eye is drawn towards interesting tree body language|
|Some of the trees had extraordinary cambium splits!|
|Bed of Acacia|
|Attractive water feature of the local rock strata|
|Very attractive temperate rainforest section|
|Raised timber walkway|
|The walkway goes for quite some distance 100m or more|
By the time we had completed the short walk, which should according to the informational signage have taken just 90mins....3hrs had passed and it was time to rush to the airport and fly out of our nation's capital.
I could easily imagine spending a great many days wandering around the Nation Botanic Gardens if I lived in Canberra.
I suspect it is exactly what a great many people do.