Botanic Gardens and Garden for the Future, Bendigo

Whilst I am familiar with Rosalind Park and Lake Weeroona, I had never visited Bendigo’s Botanic Gardens until recently. I took advantage of another fine day to visit on Monday, 22nd July.

Established in 1857, the gardens are typical of the Victorian and Edwardian eras with expansive green lawns and mature trees. I was tickled to see decorative cabbages being used as a ‘floral’ display.

I took these photos of plantings around a covered walkway.

There is nothing showy about woodbine but the plant is perfect for winter because of its deliciously perfumed, small creamy flowers which attract insects and birds.

The decorative flowering quinces bring welcome winter colour.

We have now crossed into the Garden for the Future. This new garden which is an extension of the Botanic Gardens opened in 2018. The garden is still settling in.

The flowers of these plants are striking in their form and colour.

I look forward to returning to observe the gardens at different times of the year.

7 Responses

  1. Beautiful summer blooms. I have been working on wildflower landscapes. Not so easy … especially when the wind never lets up!

    • My camera is able to capture larger flowers but does not have the capacity for small wildflowers. It is the photographer’s lot to deal with adverse light and weather conditions. Good luck with your wild flower landscapes.

  2. This is a stunning place. I loved the color splashes of flower beside the maturity of trees and well-groomed landscape. What a lovely walk you took this day.

    • Hi Lori, I enjoyed my first time visit to these gardens. The old style gardens provide welcome shade and greenery on hot summer days.

  3. What a beautiful place to visit, I look forward to next time to see the difference.

    • Hi Susan, I would like to see the gardens again when their Canna collection is flowering. These plants aren’t seen so often which is a pity given the riotous colours of their flowers.

      • Sounds wonderful.

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