Sunday, July 16, 2017

Royal Botanic Gardens - Cranbourne Pt 2

There is a train like vehicle to get around the large site if you aren't the best at walking. We will take it next time, mainly because it has a commentary. Did I mention we had lunch before we entered the gardens. R and Little Jo were being noisy and told them to settle down. We had a quite lovely and gorgeous young gay waiter.


These yellow flowers are called Kangaroo Paw.





Out of focus, but they are so unusual, I had to include the photo.








Trying to grow thongs, that is thongs for your feet.









Children.....well, I suppose adults too, like the get their feet wet.


A kind of a sculpture using trig point markers.




We were very impressed. You can view the website here

24 comments:

  1. wow great place to see . Well maintained and so interesting

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    1. Gosia, yes it quite brilliant.

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    2. Your gardens are much newer than ours I love the fall over drunk trees never seen them before, and lots of wide open spaces.
      Merle............

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    3. Merle, it is a very new garden, about an hours drive from Melbourne.

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  2. It looks wonderful. Hours of happy wandering. Water always adds to the ambiance and appeal doesn't it? My ocker self always thinks of thongs as something for your feet first...

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    1. EC, yes every garden needs a water feature of some type. I catering from an international audience who don't, like we do, automatically think that thongs are for feet.

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  3. An interesting group of photos, Andrew. Thanks.

    Have a great week. :)

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    1. My pleasure, Lee. Thanks.

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  4. What are the sculptural elements made out of eg the fences and veranda thingy? It looks as if they are still developing the garden further, and the decorative structures.

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    1. Hels, mostly metal, I think. I expect it will always be a work in progress.

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  5. It's all so beautiful, I really like the cut metal panels depicting the gardens. I don't think the thong growing will be successful. what is the significance of the 1950 part building? Was there a house on that site long ago when the park was begun?

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    1. River, I thought the panels were good too. I was only going to show one of them. I really don't know about the 1950 house. Perhaps you are right. It did not attract us enough to investigate.

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  6. I see from the above comments the garden is quite new, but still wonder about the 1950 wall.

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  7. A lot of emphasis on design and lay-out.

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    1. Indeed Cro, as was the emphasis at our more traditional English style botanic gardens, just a short walk from home.

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  8. Stunning. I've been to the Gardens for our annual work Christmas party several years in a row but, each time, I was too busy socialising indoors and never got to see the actual garden itself.

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    1. Ad Rad, maybe this year you need to go early and have a good look around. I think it is excellent.

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  9. Crikey Andrew ..... Mum thought the gardens were very interesting but i wasn't quite so impressed. Not enough trees for my liking.

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    1. Charlie, most dogs I know are satisfied with a small bush or even grass or a lamp post. You need a big tree!

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  10. Excellent photos Andrew, it's a beautiful garden. Never seen those strange drunken trees/bushes before.

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    1. Thanks Sami. The trees are most interesting.

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  11. Too bad you couldn't get the quite lovely and gorgeous young gay waiter to pose for you. Otherwise, some great photos.

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    1. Kirk, I should have used me niece to make that happen. I liked it one day when we eating at a table on the street and she began snapping random people walking past.

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  12. Gosh it's a BIG botanical garden Andrew, what fun to explore.. did Little Jo enjoy it? Loved the avenue of trees!

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