Winter Gardens

While winter has another go at freezing Hobart even though it’s spring, I thought I’d put up some ‘outdoor Australian winter’ stuff from the last few years. A garden in winter is quieter than in spring or summer, unless it is temperature controlled. I like to go to the Hobart Botanic Gardens every now and then to take photos, including during the ‘down’ times of the year.

Giant bird-of-paradise plants
Giant bird-of-paradise plants
The magnolia is one of the oldest flowering plant families in the world, living alongside the dinosaurs for millions of years.
Hobart is home to many types of magnolia, leading to a spread out flowering season. These ones that bear flowers on bare branches are usually the first to bloom
Grass trees: Neither grass nor tree (they're related to lilies)
Grass trees: Neither grass nor tree (they’re related to lilies)
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Orchids live year-round in the protected conservatory
This was the old cactus house in 2010. It's no longer standing, as the garden staff were sick of bits falling off it every time there was a light breeze.
This was the old cactus house in 2010. It’s no longer standing, as the garden staff were sick of bits falling off it every time there was a light breeze.

Hope these photos provide interest. Also, how ridiculous is this current Hobart cold snap?

 

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