Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Cranbourne Gardens

The Australian Botanic Gardens - Cranbourne was the destination for this month's Family Day.  On a 35C day I would have preferred to be somewhere cooler, but DS#1 had an ulterior motive for choosing the destination.

Arid Outback Garden
He is doing a project for his University degree which requires researching Australian Native Trees and Grasses - so he asked if we could combine Family Day with some research.

We walked past the Arid Garden,

Australian Grass Trees

through the Formal Australian Flora Gardens

Past the Bandicoot.... 
the What? 
yes the Bandicoot - cute isn't he?

Native Garden  

  Across their WIP - That's the New Section they are building..

Australian Bush Reserve

And into the Native Bush Reserve

And what do you do when you have walked through such a dry and hot terrain and come across a tranquil watercourse?........

Go Paddling!.. 
Oh yes, they are VERY grown up!

This was our first trip into the Gardens and I was pleasantly surprised.  The staff were lovely, the Formal Gardens were easy to get around and the food at the Cafe was delicious. - What more could we want?