The rain didn't stop us visiting an open garden that I've been looking forward to for some time. Mirisa Garden is more an arboretum than a garden with over 360 species of trees that are currently or were once indigenous to South East Queensland. Philip, the owner and gardener, describes it as dry rainforest. It was far from dry when we visited yesterday - the rain was pouring down.
The rain would have stopped quite a few people from venturing out, but they are open again today so I hope they have more visitors. Philip took us and another couple on a tour of his 6 acre garden, explaining his propagation methods, growing secrets and the features of many of the trees, sharing some of the knowledge he had acquired over the past 20 years of growing these trees.
It was raining too much on our walk to take photos but I did snap a couple of the market area they (and some friends) had set up in a clearing. You have a glimpse of the trees in the background.
Of course, we came home with a few plants.
Canistrum Trianulare mounted on wood
Oh - and we also came home with ....
some new family members
They had chickens and ducklings for sale.
Three new babies
They are quite shy and frightened at the moment so I'll introduce them properly once they've settled in.