It's a special place for us. We went there on our first date and, of course, when someone takes you to a garden for a first date you know he's a keeper.
The restaurant overlooks a lake filled with water lilies and birds
Looking back at the restaurant through the bamboo grove.
The climate in Brisbane is sub-tropical so we can grow quite a range of plants from tropical to temperate regions as long as you can create the correct micro-climate around them. I love seeing what will grow in our area. The gardens are divided into various zones - tropical, arid, cottage, temperate.
In the temperate zone, the camelias were in full bloom.
The water in the pond was a bit muddy but the turtles didn't seem to mind.
The ferns have obviously enjoyed the Summer we have had this year. They were thriving.
There is a large glass dome housing tropical plants. I'd never seen cocoa beans growing before.
Being close to home the growing conditions are similar to our garden so there are always lessons to learn.
I would love to know how they keep their cannas flowering. Ours have all finished for the season.
The Brazilian Red Cloak was covered in blooms - hope ours does as well when it matures.
Not sure if I liked the look of this however. I wonder if ours will get this big.
Every Monday mosaic mad men and maidens meet at Mary's Dear little Red House. Check out the great mosaics.