08.04.2018 – Botanic Garden, The Blue Mountains

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A short drive past Bilpin and we arrived at Mount Tomah and The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden and spent the rest of the afternoon walking the vast areas of gardens and lawn areas.

Finally, Autumn has arrived.  Leaves are just starting to change colour, however most of the trees are still green.   It will be good to see the North American Deciduous Woodland in a short while when the colours of the trees will be changed.

The Plant Explorers Walk was interesting, reading about the plant explorers who collected plants from Asia in a period over 300 years.  The formal garden was exploding with colour and there were plenty of bees in amongst the flowers.  Birds too were plentiful.

Unusual trees, plants and flowers were on display and always beautiful vistas.   In many areas families enjoyed picnics on the ample lawns, in perfect sunny weather conditions.

These gardens were given by Alfred Brunet and his wife to the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney.  They had acquired the property in 1934 and in 1936, Alfred planted a Coast Redwood tree on the property.  A plaque is now found near the base of the tree, as pictured below, marking the return of his ashes to the garden in 1992.


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