Monday, April 6, 2015

Australian Garden

Took advantage of the public holiday to zip down the empty freeways to visit the Australian Garden of the Botanic Gardens at Cranbourne. It is a few years since I was last there, and the plantings have filled out beautifully since then. Here are a few things that caught my eye.

I had no idea there was a prostrate casuarina:
Swamp oak, Casuarina glauca.

This crowea was thriving in a pot:
Willow-leaved crowea, Crowea saligna.

"Peaches and Cream" grevillea:
Beautiful, and bees like it too.

Collection of natives in pots:

And what Australian garden would be complete without a tyre swan or two?
I haven't seen one with a wooden head before.


  1. thanks for the beautiful pictures

  2. I have a wooden headed swan made by my grandfather, head has suffered by little in the rain. He saw one on a trip to Adelaide and copied it when he got home, all about 50 years ago.
    Funny about the prostrate casuarina, I have been looking for a suitable plant and snapped a picture of Casuarina obesa also prostrate at the Melb Botanic Gardens at the beginning of this month. Maybe it is they are their new cover up plants. Makes lovely mounds.