Part one is here. The gardens are right next to the Tasman Bridge. I was hoping for a glimpse of the bridge to get a good picture but the gardens aren’t really set up for that view. We did manage to find a spot with a bit of a view, over the fence and between the trees. The gardens are broken into several different main areas, with many paths and a different feel to each area. I wish I could remember what section this is. From looking at the names on the map and the plants in the picture, I’m guessing it’s the fern house. This is the lily pond. With lots of lilies in it. Go figure. The ducks came over to us straightaway, hoping for a handout. No such luck. As we neared this tree I thought that it really looked like a redwood, and it actually was! I have relatives in northern California and due to visiting them I’ve had the pleasure of visiting the redwood forests several times. They are enormous and so beautiful. The gardens were lovely and well worth a visit if you are ever in Hobart. We didn’t see it all as we had kids who were tired of walking and anxious to get back to the chocolate waiting for them in the car. 🙂 Another shot of the bridge. As you leave the gardens the road actually takes you right under the end of the bridge. One more thing about Hobart. You know those ugly boxes near intersections that hold all the equipment for the traffic lights? In Hobart they have painted many of them all over town. I only snapped a picture of one, they were all different colours and patterns. I thought they looked lovely and it shows such a pride in the city, trying to make it more beautiful. I’ve since seen these in other towns too. We commented several times that if we were to move to Tasmania, Hobart looked like an awesome town to live in. It’s definitely worth another visit and goes on our list of must visit again someday!
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, part two
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