Melbourne Botanical Gardens


The sealed capsule in Women’s Pioneer Garden, Royal Domain Gardens

The nice thing about doing this blog is that I keep learning more interesting information about Melbourne from the comments people leave on my posts.  I have written about this beautiful and tranquil garden before in the The Pioneer Women’s Memorial Garden Post. Julie has left a comment asking about the  capsule that is underneath…

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Alister Clark Rose Garden St Kilda Botanical Gardens – they have names, now

Something wonderful has happened to the roses in the Alister Clarke Rose Garden in the St Kilda Botanical Gardens.  Well, it is wonderful to me.  Some lovely person has identified these roses and now they have name plaques. There is something about looking at a rose and knowing its name.  It adds an extra…

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St Kilda Botanical Gardens – the Magpie-larks make it time to stop and stare.

A pair of magpie-larks or mud-larks, as they are sometimes called, have honoured the Rainman statue in the St Kilda Botanical Gardens by making a nest on his arm. They look very much at home and secure as they fly to the statue and settle on their nest to keep their eggs warm. I…

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