Tuesday, 22 October 2013

SYSTEM GARDEN, UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE

The System Garden was the creation of Frederick McCoy, the first professor of Natural Science at the University of Melbourne. Begun in 1856, it originally comprised a series of concentric garden beds, organised according to plant classification. The only remnant from that time is the tower which formed the centre of an octagonal glasshouse.

This post is part of the Our World Tuesday meme.



5 comments:

  1. The tower is so elegant. It's too bad the glass house is gone. Very nice perspective on the third image.

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  2. Love the last photo with the bird-of-paradise. Beautiful colors.

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  3. If the tower is anything to go by the octagonal glass house must have been impressive. Shame it did not survive.

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  4. Wonderfull garden, and tower, great shots
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