Tuesday 23 June 2015


The cultivation of elms in Australia began in the first half of the 19th century when European settlers imported species from their former homelands. Owing to the demise of elms in the northern hemisphere as a result of the Dutch elm disease pandemic, the mature trees in Australia's parks and gardens are now regarded as amongst the most significant in the world.

Here, the magnificent elm avenues of Royal Parade, close to the University of Melbourne are seen. Melbourne Winter is mild and some of the trees manage to hold on to their yellow leaves well into the cooler weather.

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.


  1. It looks blustery and cold in Melbourne, not something that I am looking forward to. But, I have to say that the third reflection picture is exceptional, Nick. Actually, I love them all ...

    Andrea @ From The Sol

  2. Pretty scenes and trees! The yellow leaves are beautiful. Have a happy day!

  3. Lovely. The flower on the two last pictures, are they roses?
    Have a nive day.


  4. Beautiful elms! You have a right to be very proud of them! Gorgeous photos, too. Are those camellias on that huge bush in the last two photos!?

  5. These are marvellous photos. Happy to have visited your blog.

  6. Even in the rain Melbourne looks beautiful Nick.


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