Malmsbury Botanic Gardens

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Malmsbury Botanic Gardens are often a welcome stop for Katie and I on our travels to and from Melbourne. We like to spend time in the Pinetum at the end of the gardens near the viaduct. Recently, I visited Malmsbury to make this charcoal drawing of the pine trees. I like the textures of the bark and the shapes of the trunks.

Malmsbury Botanic Gardens, established in 1863, are one of Victoria’s earliest regional botanic gardens. Its main features are an ornamental lake and mature trees, mainly exotics.

A Pinetum is a plantation of pine trees or other conifers planted for scientific or ornamental purposes.

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4 Responses

  1. Loved your charcoal drawing.

    • Thank you, Susan. The dark foliage of the pine trees and the rough textures of the trunks suited charcoal well.

  2. Textures of tree trunks are often so beautiful and interesting. It’s wonderful to see and to touch them.

    • I agree. The trunk and bark can be the most interesting parts of the tree – certainly the most accessible.

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