Wednesday, 24 August 2016


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 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.

The water features in the gardens are numerous and varied and are host to a variety of flora and fauna.

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


  1. lovely.... I love ponds and life around it... we have one in our garden, a bit smaller ofcourse ;-)

    Have a nice ABC-day / - week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (ABC-team)

  2. Water lilies remind me of ballerinas...they are so graceful looking.

  3. Yikes! Is that a fish or a snake?
    Beautiful photos, but I could do without a swim with that critter~!

    Thanks for sharing at

  4. gardens are recurring theme, but all different!


  5. These gardens are so scenic. So far I have only visited them once. The waterlilies look delightful.


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