Thursday, 7 December 2017

Emerald Botanic Gardens.

To the west of Emerald is an area known as The Gemfields, with small towns such as Sapphire and Rubyvale indicating the type of gems found there.
The sapphire fields located there are the largest in the southern hemisphere.

Photos of the Botanic Gardens.


Cacti


Below bamboo.






The above photo is a 'free caravan/motorhome' park for self-contained ones.  We didn't do that.

31 comments:

  1. I do love Botanic Gardens. And how different they are.

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    1. We like strolling through many of the gardens as we travel, it's interesting the different plants growing in different areas.

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  2. Olá, as belas fotos mostram na perfeição o parque de lazer para ser desfrutado acompanhado pela beleza da natureza.
    Continuação de boa semana,
    AG

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    1. Was lovely to stroll along the footpaths within the grounds of the gardens, always some different plant to see.

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  3. Estupendos paisajes has captado en ese Jardín Botánico. Los cactus lucen esplendoroso en tu fotografía.

    Besos

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    1. Thank you. So many types of different cacti, this one, very prickly.

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  4. Cacti - the curse of the stock raising fraternity - sheep and cattle.
    Maybe nice as a small ornamental type pot plant and out in the paddocks a
    bloody curse!
    Bamboo isn't all that far behind.

    The park looks to be well maintained, maybe to keep the two curses in check.
    You are doing well with your coverage of all - the good, the bad and the ugly on this 2017 "escape" from the chills of Tassie to the warmth of the tropics.
    Cheers
    Colin

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    1. Ooops
      "BUT" out in the paddocks a bloody curse!

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    2. Didn't see any cacti around the Emerald area and do know what you mean.
      Thanks :)

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  5. It's true that Bamboo can get WAY out of hand, but I enjoyed your pictures (and the cactus) nonetheles!

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    1. Contained in a Botanical Garden is a good thing, at least those that visit get a good look.
      Thanks.

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  6. The cacti are amazing, so pretty. Emerald, Sapphire and Rubyvale, can they be linked by a circle? Like a necklace? Where's my map...

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    1. Not sure about the circle as being linked but they wouldn't be too far away. Definitely need a map to find out :)

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  7. Great descriptive names for the towns. I must confess that each time I see your pictures I start to muse about the birds I might see there, so any time you have a chance if you could throw In the
    odd bird picture that would be great! Anything common to you would be uncommon to us. Thanks!!

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    1. Oh ok. I have an idea there are a few bird photos taken, might even be next post of the ones after :) just by chance!

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  8. Very nice. We see a lot of bamboo here too.

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    1. That's good on one way as long it's not out of control.

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  9. Great names for the towns! I think the cacti is so lovely, like stars & great for Christmas!

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    1. Such large cacti is always nice for me to see but of course for those that live in many parts of Australia where cacti grows it's a weed.

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  10. Those bamboos look nice and healthy. They have started making cycle frames with bamboos.

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    1. what a wonderful idea as bamboo is used for many a thing.

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  11. The trees, a forest, I love the Bamboo, lovely.

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  12. Ahh the bottom photo looks familiar. That was packed with RVs and caravans when we drove past in July.

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    1. oh yes they were packed there late afternoon when we were there...rather noisy with the trains going past them.

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  13. very charming and serene views !

    loved the each ,with water is fav!
    cactus reminded me my native town where they are in abundance

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    1. Not a nice river for the colour of the water, but it's rather pretty there.

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