Far far from MtLawleyShire’s most extreme borders is Araluen Botanic Gardens. It is set within the slow rising of land towards the Darling Escarpment, south-east of Perth. It’s a good hour on good highways from the city, so a fair distance. It is not exactly a native flora park, though set within some lovely bushland. Araluen Gardens are famous for their tulips, so, despite the weather (rain & storms) and friend and I went.
and it was lovely. Rainy, gloomy, but lovely. And filled with flowers, trees and raindrops on things.
This first post is Araluen’s flowers.
There were azalea and camellia
wattles and trees in blossom & the occasional native beauty:
english violets (well, that’s what I call them):
poppies weighed down with rain:
a magnolia tree:
but the main attraction was the tulips. The massed beds of single and mixed colour (the reds were especially vibrant):
and the individual flowers themselves: