Friday, 11 April 2008

The old and the new

In the 1850s Daniel Bunce, seen here in bollard form, was appointed curator of Geelong's Botanic Garden, and a lot of the design he put into place remains. There are a number of Heritage Trees that people get excited about, including a ginkgo tree, or maidenhair tree, planted in 1859.

But I get excited by the new garden at the entrance. Several years ago the new garden section was added to the Geelong Botanic Gardens, landscaped with the 21st century in mind, and called ... the 21st Century Garden. It's very impressive and well worth a visit if you're passing through. This is one small section of it, an area planted with plants from arid zones in the southern hemisphere, including many plants from the local area.

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