Spring is undoubtedly the best time to be in Sydney. The harshness of the winter is gone and the weather is just right to be out in the sun even during midday. In addition, all the boring looking hibernating shrubs and bushes burst into surprising colors with fancy blooms. I was scrolling through #sydney pictures on Instagram when I came across a photo of Daisy display. Took me a few Google searches to find out that Wild Australian Paper Daisy display at Australian Botanic Garden are currently open for public view. So last weekend we decided to go on a mini road trip to the Australian Botanic Garden and enjoy the spring blooms.
After 3 continuous days of heavy downpour, I was a little concerned that it might have destroyed the Daisies. But we were in luck. We drove into the garden in the afternoon, on our way from Nan Tien Temple at Wollongong. The Daisy display is near the Visitor’s Information Center, in Connections Garden.
And there they were, rows of beautiful Daisies, blooming under a cloudy sky. The place wasn’t too crowded so we got ample opportunities to take pictures. My 5mo baby seemed to enjoy the colorful display as well. Although he was more keen on grabbing them and putting them in his mouth.
I was very disappointed when I came to know that a few parts of the display were destroyed by “Selfie” lovers. How could anyone be so irresponsible? The incident even made it to the newspaper. Currently, a fine of $500 will be slapped on anyone found destroying the flowers.
We didn’t get to explore any other areas of the garden, but I did manage to stop by and admire some of the beautiful spring blooms.
Check out this exotic flower – “Pimelea physodes” or “Qualup Bell”, native to Western Australia and very hard to grow. I had never seen this one before and was fascinated by this unique looking flower.
Another bed of beautiful flowers.
The garden boasts of rolling hills and a lovely picnic area by the lakeside. I will definitely be visiting the botanic garden again to explore other sections.
The garden can be accessed without any fee. It is FREE to the public. Car parking, restroom, visitor’s center, and a cafe are available in the garden.
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