Thursday, 22 December 2016

BOTANIC GARDENS, MELBOURNE

The Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne are internationally renowned botanical gardens located near the centre of Melbourne, on the south bank of the Yarra River. They are 38 hectares (94 acres) of landscaped gardens consisting of a mix of native and exotic vegetation including over 10,000 individual species.

The Royal Botanic Gardens have a second division in the outer Melbourne suburb of Cranbourne, some 45 km south-east of the city. The 363 hectare (897 acres) Royal Botanic Gardens, Cranbourne have a focus solely on Australian native plants, and feature an award-winning special section called the Australian Garden, which was opened in May 2006.

The Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne (shown here) 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.

This post is part of the Floral Friday Fotos meme.

Yucca elephantipes

Brachychiton acerifolius (Illawara Flame Tree)

Brachychiton acerifolius (Illawara Flame Tree)


Canna hybrid

Hosta hybrid

Strophanthus speciosus

Amorphophallus titanum (titan arum)

Nerium oleander hybrid

Tecoma stans (Yellow Bells)


3 comments:

  1. A marvellous place full of exotic beauties...

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  2. Perfect timing! I was writing some history of the Botanic Gardens today - but they were Sydney's and not Melbourne's. Aren't Melbourne's gardens stunning?

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  3. Beautiful shots, I just love our gardens. We are so blessed.

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