Monday, 29 October 2007

Botanic gardens


On Sunday we had our 1.344 th walk through the Botanic Gardens. That's how much we love it. There is 30 hectares of about 30.000 exotic and indigenous plants, in the centre of Christchurch. The gardens were set up in 1863. We also went to the Art Centre but I will post the pictures of it another time because otherwise I could cover pages and pages. It was difficult to choose which ones to publish. Above is a look on the cafe as you approach the footbridge entering the Gardens.



One of my favourite spots, inhabited by ducks. As always I love little ones. It was very funny to see how some of them were trying to waddle on the leaves.



Just a peaceful pretty place.



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I absolutely love all the old beautiful trees in the park. It feels as if they radiate energy, My children like the ones you can climb in of course. We still call them climbing trees in my house. The one above is a macracarper tree. William said; this is how our hedge is going to look like when he doesn't cut it.

11 comments:

  1. You have captured so beautifully - the atmosphere of such a tranquil scene - and how wonderful to see nature - as your delightful photo's clearly show.

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  2. The Botanic Gardens there are much more beautiful than the ones here. You have ponds and everything!

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  3. Beautiful and so tranquil. I love looking at pictures of gardens.

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  4. I can see why you love it - all that beauty and tranquility as well. Gorgeous!

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  5. It's a great place isn't it Thanks for your comments

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  6. It´s a great place and I wish I can be there too!The tree´s are beautiful!

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  7. Old trees always get to me. Seems that the older they are, the more beautiful they get. Something to be treasured.

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  8. I love botanic gardens and this looks wonderful. Beautiful pictures

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  9. so beautifull!
    great photos! lovely gardens!
    :)) big kiss

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  10. You always share such beautiful pictures Marja.

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  11. What a beautiful place and such an amazing tree. Thanks so much for sharing it here.

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