Brigatti Gardens. I can’t find why it’s there, or the reason for the name, but it’s obviously been there for a long time, this pocket-sized park with huge trees. It holds a small children’s play set, but that’s all. It’s well kept and neat, & while I’m not saying Hyde Park is a tangle, it has the islands in the middle of the ponds which give it an unmanicured heart. These tiny gardens are really that: a calm and tended garden. It’s maybe the size of an old house block (they are much smaller these days), in quiet streets down from the trendy section of Beaufort Street – we could call it ‘upper Beaufort” as opposed to ‘lower Beaufort’ where the supermarket, post office and theatre are. Ha ha… No. I like both ends of MtLawleyShire’s Beaufort Street. ‘Upper’ is in Highgate which is where this pocket park, Brigatti Gardens, is.
Not all the trees in these Gardens are plane trees or Morten Bay figs, but most of them are.
This is a detail of bark from a tree I don’t know:
And this one remind me of a tuning fork:
But mostly, it’s plane trees, Morten Bay figs and small garden areas planted with the distinctly non-native Agapanthus. Of course, the trees aren’t native either – plane trees aren’t native to Australia & Morten Bay figs are originally from the east coast: Queensland & NSW, but they do well here too.
So, this post is all trees with smidgens of sky and hints of road, cars & surrounding buildings. But it’s the trees I am concentrating on. Rather nice houses line the surrounding streets & as I walked around, I thought how lovely it must be to live with the sound of the wind rustling through the leaves and tall branches. And the birds that must live there! Honey eaters and magpies, magpie larks and willy wagtails. I saw not a one while I was there. It was strangely quiet, empty, with only the rustling trees whispering their ancient sweet nothings to me.
First, the Morten Bay Figs. There weren’t many. They are huge trees and this is not a huge park, but there were enough 🙂
the massive trunks:
Mingled leaves and branches of both plane trees & Morten Bay figs:
and finally, a b&w of a looping branch:
For such a little park, there were many angles and many details that delighted my little camera. I hope the results delight you 🙂