Wednesday, 20 June 2012

BOTANIC GARDENS WATER FEATURES

The Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne are internationally renowned botanical gardens located near the centre of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, on the south bank of the Yarra River. They are 38 hectares of landscaped gardens consisting of a mix of native and non-native vegetation including over 10,000 individual species. They are widely regarded as the finest botanical gardens in Australia, and among the best in the world. However, the gardens are also noted for their historical contribution to the introduction of invasive species.

The Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne are adjacent to a larger group of parklands directly south-east of the city, between St. Kilda Road and the Yarra River known as the Domain Parklands, which includes: Kings Domain, Alexandra Gardens and  Queen Victoria Gardens.

There are numerous water features in the gardens, including a large ornamental lake, home to eels and many birds.

This post is part of Kim's Water World Wednesday meme,
and also part of Susan's Outdoor Wednesday meme,
and also part of Nature Footsteps Waters meme.








13 comments:

  1. Such a lovely, peaceful place! I do love parks and water features like these! Beautiful captures, Nick, as always! Thanks for sharing the beauty! Hope your week is going well!

    Sylvia

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  2. Love that first pic! And that blue eel is something to see!!

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  3. It looks like a really beautiful spot for recreation.

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  4. Beautiful shots - I cannot believe that bright blue eel! Amazing!

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  5. A perfect place to visit! Very lovely!
    Beautiful pictures!

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  6. what a pretty place
    so relaxing

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  7. Very lovely place and water features. No wonder many people come to visit and relax :)

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  8. An Australian black swan! One of the golf courses we like to play has a pair of them. Apparently they keep the Canada geese away. I wish more courses did the same thing. They are such beautiful birds. :)
    Nice shots of all the watery fun!

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  9. wow, that picture of the eel!!

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  10. I love botanic gardens wherever they are. Not having been to Melbourne, I appreciate your sharing the ones there.

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  11. Some day we might get to Melbourne and visit the Botanic Gardens. Looks like a fabulous place to spend a while.

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  12. We never get tired of looking at Melbourne and scenic beauty!

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