This year’s springtime is a continuation of the sunny weather we’ve experienced during winter. The soil is warming and plants in the Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Gardens are showing their new growth in foliage and flowers.
Wattles light up the dark green bush with brilliant splashes of yellow, taking our thoughts towards the summer months to come. Beside pathways showy Grevillea flowers in shades of red, scarlet, pink and yellow brighten groundcovers and shrubs, while small white and pink flowers can just be seen along the branches of Hakea shrubs and trees.
Pea flowers are found in abundance in the Australian bush during spring. Frothy bouquets of deep purple flowers spill over dark pointed leaves of the climber Hardenbergia, while the vivid purple of Hovea and bright cerise pink of Indigofera australis flowers stand out in shaded areas.
Join us on Sunday, October 1, for a one-hour guided walk in which we will look at the way trees, shrubs and groundcovers grow naturally in the Australian bush and how we can translate this beauty to the smaller gardens we make around our homes.
Meet your guide at 11am beyond the breezeway at the Visitors Centre with whatever you require for personal comfort - hat, water, sunscreen, insect repellent and sensible shoes.
The Gardens are located on the Princes Highway, five kilometres south of Batemans Bay and are open from Wednesday to Sunday, 9am to 4pm, public holidays and every day during the NSW school holidays.
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