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Royal Botanic Gardens Hobart

1/ The Royal Hobart Botanical Gardens are located just north of the Hobart CBD. They are over 160 years old and were a further development of the old colonial governor's residence. They show the effects of long range maturation in their trees and in the variety of plants on display. You can access the Gardens on the red tourist bus from Hobart City. The Gardens are served by a well stocked restaurant and there is a trolley for the disabled. I would recommend them to any aspirant gardener.

Royal Botanic Gardens Hobart

2/ The Gardens present a tremendous plethora of colours, textures and shapes in every direction that you can look.

Royal Botanic Gardens Hobart

3/ This is a long range view across the lawns. It shows how many shades of green there are in Nature. These trees demonstrate the tremendous variety of shapes and colours that trees from different regions present.

Royal Botanic Gardens Hobart

4/ The fernery presented the plants of a rain forest grouped around a lovely water fall.

Royal Botanic Gardens Hobart

5/ The Gardens present many areas to sit down and just take in the ambience of the plants surrounding you.

Royal Botanic Gardens Hobart

6/ The pond presented an enormous variety of water plants. Their colours and shapes were simply wonderful.

Royal Botanic Gardens Hobart

7/ An old rotunda dominates the picnic lawn Gardens. This area is close to the entrance.

Royal Botanic Gardens Hobart

8/ The Gardens present numerous opportunities to the macro, flower photographer.

Royal Botanic Gardens Hobart

9/ The Gardens include this interesting old arch. It probably goes back to the days when the Gardens were part of the Governor's residence.

Royal Botanic Gardens Hobart

10/ These lovely plants are classified as drought resistant as they need little water.

hobart botanic gardens

11/ This the arboretum where the plants that need protection from the weather are grown.

Royal Botanic Gardens Hobart

12/ This is the view inside the arboretum.

Royal Botanic Gardens Hobart

13/ Near the arboretum is a hot house, where tropical plants are grown. I was surprised at the large number of cactus there are in the world.

7/ I did not know that cactus can come in spheres.

14/ I did not know that cactus can come in spheres.

Royal Botanic Gardens Hobart

15/ Peter Cundall is a famous TV gardener in Tasmania. He has his own vegetable patch, where he grows vegetables for his TV shoe.

Royal Botanic Gardens Hobart

16/ There are many birds living in the Gardens. The most obvious were this flock of ducks.

Hobart Botanic Gardens

18/ The entry and exit to the gardens passes close to this well stocked restaurant. It has great views of the gardens.

 

Japanese Garden Hobart

1/ The Royal Hobart Botanical Gardens has a special area called the Japanese Garden. When you cross this arch you enter an area of exotic Japonica. This area was designed to be authentic by experienced Japanese landscape designers.

Japanese Garden Hobart

2/ Japanese gardens try to balance plants, water, stone and wood. I was very impress by what I saw.

Japanese Garden Hobart

3/ This is the water fall of the Japanese garden. The sound of the rushing water adds to the deep feeling of peacefulness that you experience.

Japanese Garden Hobart

4/ This statue has deep significance to Zen Buddhism.

Japanese Garden Hobart

5/ This scene emphasizes the importance of wood and water to create a very peaceful balance.

Japanese Garden Hobart

6/ Every Japanese garden includes a red wooden bridge. The red really brings out the other colours of the Japanese garden.

Japanese Garden Hobart

7/ A gently flowing waterfall adds a peaceful sound to the ambience of the pool in the Japanese garden. Note the large number of shapes and shades of green that are emphasized by the brown water.

Japanese Garden Hobart

8/ This raised platform allows a visitor to penetrate into the pond area and enjoy the peaceful ambience of the water's sights and sounds.

Japanese Garden Hobart

9/ You leave the Garden through another classic arch to return to the rest of the Gardens.

Japanese Garden Hobart

10/ Just outside the Japanese garden is a strange wood fountain, which is shaped like a Japanese character.

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