Thursday, March 25, 2010

Melbourne Botanical Gardens – Part 1

I was at the Melbourne Botanical Gardens on Saturday. It was a lovely sunny day, a good day for a picnic. We found a shady spot by a lake…
Picnic © Evelyn Howard 2010
Here’s the gang, minus me (who is the photographer) and a toddle (who is having a nice snooze in her pram)
Melbourne Botanical Garden © Evelyn Howard 2010
Someone is resting on the nice grass. The tree next to her is looks unusual
Ball in lake © Evelyn Howard 2010
A large group of people were kicking balls near us, and their balls went into the lake twice
Bird © Evelyn Howard 2010
A bird came to check out the lake

New cactus section

After a time lazing on the grass, I decided to go for a walk. The following 2 photos show a section that is currently being built. I can’t wait for it to be completed. At the moment, it is fenced off to the public, so I had to reach my camera over the fence to take these photos.
Melbourne Botanical Garden © Evelyn Howard 2010
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Melbourne Botanical Garden © Evelyn Howard 2010
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I decided to find the Arid Garden and on the way, took these photos…
Agave at Melbourne Botanical Garden © Evelyn Howard 2010
Agave
 Aloe at Melbourne Botanical Garden © Evelyn Howard 2010
Aloes? Real tall ones?
Hope you enjoy these photos. I will upload more soon.

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7 comments:

danger garden said...

Great pictures Evelyn! Thank you for sneaking pics of desert garden under construction. I can't wait to see it finished (you'll go back right?)...those aloes look a little sad, having to be held up by stakes. Poor things.

Julie said...

What a lovely place! That cactus area will be awesome!

Melanie said...

It looks like a lovely place, and look how green, and soothing, and soft the grass looks. I haven't seen green grass since last November. It will probably be another month until it warms up enough for it to start growing again.

Diane AZ said...

Wow, gorgeous place! Neat designs in the new cactus section.

Kcalpesh said...

A lovely place and all of you seem to be having real fun over there...

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Noelle said...

What a beautiful garden and a sunny day to enjoy it in. I can't wait to see your other pictures, particularly of the arid garden.

Tootsie said...

what a great place! thanks for taking us with you! I love that bird!

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