The national Botanic Gardens in Canberra are dedicated to our amazingly diverse native plants. Iconic, towering gum trees with their beautiful barks. A rainforest gully all shady, cool and green. Clusters of spiky shrubs where little birds play hide and seek among the leaves and sip nectar from the blossoms. Drifts of wildflowers that burst into colour and look so spectacular against a deep blue sky ...
A very pretty Pimelea.
The ancient & fascinating Wollemi Pine.
The beautiful bark of just one Eucalypt species.
A Thorny Devil sculpture for a hot, dry desert garden.
The golden 'candles' of a Banksia.
The papery flowers of an everlasting daisy.
Trickling water near the rainforest gully.
Two little Eastern Yellow Robins!
An Eastern Spinebill too!
Clumps that form giant 'grassy-heads'.
(I'm sure there are faces hiding under all that hair!)
We wandered the paths of these gorgeous gardens for just a couple of hours but I could've spent all day meeting more and more of our beautiful native plants. So much variety and texture and colour. I will be keeping an eye out for a few that I can plant here at our place.