Saturday, 27 May 2017

The Botanical Gardens

The Botanic Gardens in Hervey Bay are quite nice much improved from our last visit several years ago. It's a large area with a big pond at one end of it and seats where one can rest.

Have selected a few photos of the gardens.
























38 comments:

  1. They look lovely. I always enjoy Botanic Gardens and native wildlife just adds to the pleasure.

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    1. Always a joy to visit any Botanic Gardens, big shady trees and seats, all manner of things to see.

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  2. beautiful gardens! I love botanical gardens; I need to seek them out more. Thanks for that reminder/nudge!

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    1. A lovely walk to see most of it, depends on how big the gardens are.

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  3. It's a lovely garden. I like the pretty little bird and the creek with the rocks. Is that a tortoise or a turtle? I think tortoise but sometimes I'm not so sure.

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    1. I reckon it's a tortoise and they go on land more where as turtles are inclined to stay in the water - that's what I read.
      It is a nice garden all of it.

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  4. Such a beautiful garden. There would be lovely to walk.

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    1. Was lovely to walk around part of it, it's rather large, nice place to take a picnic lunch as we saw a few doing that.

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  5. That is a great fountain, and the small windows to the park look great too.

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    1. I was somewhat fascinated by by the fountains, the 'weed' in the water is a pest we had it in our fishpond long ago - yes it grew in our cooler climate, but then I didn't find Hervey Bay that warm in winter.

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  6. Quite a long drive for you but very pretty. I enjoyed your photos very much. We have a Botanical Garden about 30 minutes away but have not felt like walking the grounds yet.

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    1. Most Botanic Gardens are rather large and takes a long time to walk around them, we usually don't go all around.

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  7. I admire the big turtle we do not have them here.

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  8. Your photos are super! What a great place to visit!
    Happy weekend!

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  9. The Botanical Gardens appear to have a touch of Japanese about them.

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    1. Yes Rosemary you are correct, that Japanese area was down one end of the garden, however, wasn't impressed have seen much nicer.

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  10. I like the turtle--- very flat shell!

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    1. Yes Bill, there were several of them in the water swimming about.

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  11. Wonderful photos. It surely must have been a gorgeous day.

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    1. The weather that day was indeed lovely, warmish about the time we ventured into the gardens.

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  12. Most impressive, Margaret.
    Seems to have a Japanese theme - a la Kyoto.
    Colin

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    1. One area was the Japanese garden but wasn't impressed at all - have seen better.

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    1. Indeed, several people were there doing exactly that.

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  14. Sure glad you took me on tour. I bet one could take picture all day.
    Coffee is on

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  15. Beautiful garden! Seems to have different and interesting spaces!

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    1. There are sections which is nice for a sub tropic garden.

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  16. I see too many greens every day throughout the year, love to see how this garden looks like during the other season!

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    1. Well it's a change to see a winter garden in the subtropics.

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  17. I have visited some that other botanical garden, in my country. The photos you have selected it's a huge hit, because of their framing and beauty.

    Kisses

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  18. These look lovely gardens, I enjoyed all of your photographs.

    All the best Jan

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