The sheltered, landscaped grounds of the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens hold historic plant collections and a large number of significant trees, many dating from the nineteenth century.
It also has an increasing number of important conservation collections of Tasmanian plants and the world's only Subantarctic Plant House.
Prior to European settlement local Aboriginal tribes used the site, and traces of their occupation are still apparent. A number of historic structures, including two convict-built walls, date back to the Gardens' earliest days.
The Botanical Gardens Restaurant, in one of the loveliest locations for any restaurant in Tasmania, combines with an extensive program of activities and events as well as year-round displays combine to offer the visitor a great Tasmanian experience.
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snunney (84805) 2013-12-13 7:27
This is a beautiful picture with the little Japanese bridge making an excellent focal point. Perfectly exposed with superb light and colours. A real delight for the eyes.
dta (67162) 2013-12-13 7:46
Hello Leslie ,
What a beautiful botanic exotic garden ! It is also a well composed picture with attractive elements as the bridge or the red flowers at the right place .
tyro (20692) 2013-12-13 8:05
Again, an interesting note and a very fine photograph to accompany it!
I know that quite a few people here [Ann (annjackman) particularly] hate pictures which are bigger than before and which require one to "scroll" to see the whole picture. This one, of course, has been "shrunk down" for the newer version of TE but it is also one case in which this picture looks stunningly better at its full size of 1450 pixels wide.
A very nicely and pleasingly composed image with lovely soft light, fine colours and exquisite details and sharpness.
jemaflor (85428) 2013-12-13 8:33
Beautiful botanical garden well presented with your shot, a result as a painting, good light and colors management, tfs.
SnapRJW (31427) 2013-12-13 8:54
Hello Les - This reminds me of Monet's beautiful impressionist garden paintings, you even have the small Japanese bridge in your composition. Of course the plants are somewhat different and more akin to those in Rousseau's jungle paintings but the style and composition is definitely there. Seen in the large size I can appreciate all the details and shifts of colour and form. A top shot. Have a lovely weekend Rosemary
timecapturer (49280) 2013-12-14 2:38
a little glimpse of paradise this. It looks so tropical and as winter bites here all the more idyllic and beautifully inviting. Wonderful.
Enjoy the weekend - B.
PaulVDV (22673) 2013-12-14 5:56
A wonderful and colourful composition. This should just be the maximum of tropical plants and colourful flowers that you can capture on one photograph.
The white bridge and its reflection are wonderful eye-catchers. If the bridge were red, I would suspect that you had taken this picture in Japan.
This really looks to be an amazing garden!
What I would prefer not to be seen, is the lamppost. This is just a very personal opinion.
Best regards, Paul
Schnappilic (9690) 2013-12-15 1:20
A real good framing with a little part of a beautiful botanical garden. Congratulations for your work!
- Copyright: Leslie Bennett (williewhistler) (14607)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-01-13
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: NikonD300s, 17-55mm f/2.8 G DX
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-12-13 6:16