These were taken in side the Bicentennial Conservatory
This is the largest of three glass houses in the gardens and was completed in 1989
It is the largest single span glass house in the Southern Hemisphere
It is home to many endangered rainforest plants
They mainly come from Australia, Philippines and Papua New Guinea
Quite an interesting walk through
The elevated walkway gives a whole new prespective to the glass house
Mangrove like palm
The variety of palms and ferns is quite amazing
This little bird seems to be quite happy in the glass house
Lookking back on the Mediterranean Garden
The Amazon Waterlily Pavilion. The pond was built in 1868.
The exotic Amazon Waterlily
They are stunning flowers and so delicate
The leaf of the waterlily
The sign says it all
Those colours are so delicate
Looking over the Mediterranean Garden from the Diggers shop end.
Murdoch Avenue from the garden end. An avenue of wild fig trees.
Looking back down Murdoch Avenue from the Friend's Gate end
A lot of plants from South Africa in this part of the garden
Don't know what it is called but the aroma was fantastic
The economic garden
The Palm House. Built in 1877 and restored in 1992.
It is home to plants from Madagascar
Aloes from South Africa
Cycads were full of seed
Looks like a giant pineapple
The cycad garden
Amazing seed pod. The seeds look like little pebbles.
Amazing autumn colours
A pine tree reaching for the stars
Nelumbo Pond. The home of the lotus flower which were all dead when we visited.
Just love the variety of greens that nature produces
The lawns look so inviting.
A blue gum next to an old stone covered water tank
The Goodman Building built in 1909 and now houses the administration offices for the gardens
Australian Wood Duck
Araucaria Avenue is where the pines trees grow
The variety of pines was fascinating
All shapes and sizes
The short and tall of it all