Wednesday, 28 January 2015

BOTANIC GARDENS 1 - GUILFOYLE'S VOLCANO

Guilfoyle’s Volcano was built in 1876 and was used to store water for Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne. After lying idle for 60 years, it is now restored as part of a significant landscape development project called Working Wetlands.

This spectacular and historic water reservoir has commanding views of the city, and its striking landscape design showcases low-water use plants such as succulents and cacti. Boardwalks and viewing platforms give visitors the opportunity to explore this long-hidden but remarkable feature of the Royal Botanic Gardens.

Guilfoyle’s Volcano is in the south-east corner of the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, easily accessible via C Gate (enter via Anderson Street) and D Gate (enter via Birdwood Avenue).

This post is part of the Waterworld Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Outdoor Wednesday meme,
and also part of the ABC Wednesday meme.








9 comments:

  1. Lovely! I'm waiting for spring in my country to visit botanic garden! thanks for sharing

    xoxo, Juliana | PJ’ Happies :) | PJ’ Ecoproject

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  2. Beautiful!
    I don't usually like cacti, but you make them look so pretty!
    Lea

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  3. Wonderful piece of restoration.

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  4. Stunning cactus!!!! The shades of greens are beautiful.
    Ann

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  5. Our botanic gardens are so beautiful. We are very lucky to have them so close to the CBD.

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  6. Very gloomy here today in Chicagoland, so I love seeing such lush greenery♪ http://lauriekazmierczak.com/crystal-crunch/

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  7. I have succulents, but these cacti look good to look at.

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