|Old Brittle Gum Eucalyptus mannifera among the plantings.|
Although older than the gardens, it seems that it was coppiced by the lessees, perhaps for firewood or fence posts.
|Memorial to Sir Joseph Banks, patron of early Australian botany, who sailed here with Captain Cook in 1770.|
Erected in 1988, the bicentenary year of European settlement of Australia.
He is framed - of course! - by Banksias.
|Ephemeral gully above the rainforest gully; this is how the scenes below looked prior to development.|
|Walking tracks follow both the rim and floor of the gully.|
|Ferns, palms and epiphytes outside in Canberra (where winter nights can be -10 degrees)?|
A form of botanical alchemy.
|The waterfall is in the dark section of rock just to the right of centre of the photo. |
The rockery itself (featured in the next photos) is behind the rock wall.
|Edge of the Sydney sandstone gully;|
new plantings featuring Flannel Flowers Actinotus helianthi in the foreground.
|Central Australian section under construction, February 2013; due for opening in spring 2013.|
For scale, see the full-sized rare Central Australian Cabbage Palm Livistone mariae, on the far left.