Australian National Botanic Gardens, Canberra
Our holiday in Canberra
Our main objective in having a few days’ holiday in Canberra earlier this year was to visit the Floriade display. I’ve written extensively about that visit over recent days.
Our next objective was to spend a whole day in the Australian National Botanic Gardens. We had visited these gardens about thirty years previously when they were in the early stages of development. I still have fond memories of that visit, but it was well before I had a digital camera. I probably have quite a few photos of that visit on slides in my extensive collection of photos from another era. My son is busily scanning these at present, so next year I might be able to share some from that time.
When we arrived at the gardens we went into the visitor centre to collect a map. The lady at the desk pointed out the most popular walking trails and commented that most people do the main trail in about an hour and a half. I replied that we’d probably take about six hours – and so it turned out. We do not move quickly through a place like these gardens. My wife has a very passionate interest in Australian plants (see her blog about native plants here) and I have a passionate interest in birds and bird photography (see my birding blog here).