In the family I’m from a stroll round the local Botanical Gardens is always in order when one goes visiting a new town. There’s new plants to see, old ones to admire and just a lovely time strolling the paths.
Of course one of the few things on my must do list for Christmas in Hobart was a visit to the Gardens. le Sigh. I love those gardens. I didn’t get to fully explore the Japanese Gardens this time, just had a quick rush in to take photos of theÂ Ginkgo biloba.
Oh and a little snap of theÂ Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum cv. Utsusemi) as well.
Highlights included this Rhododendron Azma in the Rhododendron Terraces
Mum and Margaret did a lot of this. Botanising we call it, both of them with their BSc hats on.
My favourite area of the garden on this trip was probably theÂ DeciduousÂ Lawn and the Oak Collection. Â I had a very nice time taking photos of backlit leaves. The angle of the sun in Tasmania makes it so nice for taking backlit photos.
Like this one (unlabelled tree).
or this one (English Oak Hybrid (Quercus x robur))
or this one (Pyramidale Silver Maple (Acer saccharinum)).
My most favourite photo of the outing was this one, a very quick photo as we got back to the cars. Taken just like that because the light was just right. My cousin Erica and her little bear.
Aren’t they just special?
If you want to check out the rest of the photos from our jaunt to the gardens, head over to Flickr to my Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens Set