Friday 9 December 2011


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.

Here is an introduced species, Agapanthus africanus (African lily; syn. Agapanthus umbellatus) which is a native of the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa. It's widespread in Melbourne and often planted along streets and in traffic islands, as well as in gardens. It can be quite invasive!

This is an entry for my Floral Friday Fotos meme. Join me if you are posting some flower photos today!


  1. We love to visit Botanic Gardens (its the only kind of gardening we do nowdays ;>) -- all the lush green in this picture is wonderful with the lovely floral accent.

  2. beautiful color. great composition.

  3. Love Agapanthus Nick, they're so hardy, but as you say you have to keep them in control.

  4. Very nice photo. The Botanic Gardens of Melbounre are an oasis in the centre of the City.

  5. How gorgeous.
    You have really taken to this blog: 66 posts inside two months. Brilliant. I salute you. And such a wonderful topic.


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