Australian National Botanic Gardens, Canberra

Australian National Botanic Gardens, Canberra

Australian National Botanic Gardens, Canberra

Our holiday in Canberra

September 2007

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.

Australian National Botanic Gardens, Canberra

Australian National Botanic Gardens, Canberra

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).

Australian National Botanic Gardens, Canberra

Australian National Botanic Gardens, Canberra

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Australian National Botanic Gardens, Canberra

Australian National Botanic Gardens, Canberra

 

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