Tuesday, 14 April 2015

BOTANIC GARDENS WALK

The Royal Botanic Gardens of Melbourne are internationally renowned botanical gardens located near the centre of Melbourne, 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. The Botanic Gardens opened in 1846.

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 Queen Victoria Gardens.

This post is part of the Our World Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Ruby Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Trees & Bushes meme,
and also part of the Wordless Wednesday meme.








17 comments:

  1. Very cool photos! Looks like a great place for a visit.
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  2. I love flowers but it was that red umbrella that got me here. Nice touch.

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  3. Beautiful gardens and stunning pictures. My great grandfather was responsible for drawing up the plans for the original design of the Melbourne Botanic gardens. We have a copy of ther plans, but a lot has changed since then.

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    1. Wow, Liz! Must be really interesting to study those old plans!

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  5. These are wonderful pictures. I couldn't tell but it seemed as though the succulents were growing outside ... is that the case? I didn't realize that it stayed warm enough year round in Australia for them to survive. My favorite picture is the old tree trunks with their wondering roots ... very haunting. Great pictures, Nick.

    Andrea @ From The Sol

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    1. Thanks, Andrea. Yes, we have very mild winters in Melbourne. Succulents do well outside all year round.

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  6. Beautiful photos of the lovely gardens.

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  7. pretty gardens. that tree is amazing.

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  8. I like the way you have interspersed the flower photos with people ones. I spent a few hours walking around the gardens when I was in Melbourne and loved what I saw.

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  9. Beautiful and bright flowers in a beautiful garden - can't ask for more:)

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  10. What a beautiful place to visit and explore, such beautiful flowers and green plants!

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  11. When I worked in the top end of town, I often had lunch in summer in the gardens. Not as beautiful as the Botanic Gardens, but like the people in your photos, very peaceful.

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  12. We are so fortunate to have these gardens and so close to the city too.

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  13. Fascinating flora at the botanical gardens, and love that final shot of the trees!

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