Skyscrapers and blossoms

Spring and Swing – Royal Botanic Gardens Photo Tour

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Entrance Botanic Gardens

I think I already said it a couple of times before but I am willing to say it again: I love, love, love the Botanic Gardens in Sydney. In my humble opinion, this park is probably among the best in the world. It’s lush, it’s subtropical, it’s got heaps of variety, it’s educational, it’s astounding and it’s got one of the best free views of the city.

Now that spring is in full swing, it’s a good time to re-visit the Botanic Gardens. Some varieties are now in full bloom and are competing against each other in brilliance and ingenuity. The skies are clear, the air is fresh, people are walking with a swing in their step.

My walk started through the Domain past the Art Gallery and then through the beautiful old gates past gigantic cacti. Walking here really is just a flow – all ways seem to lead eventually to the harbour front. I make sure I pay a visit to the famous Mrs Macquarie’s chair, a rock ledge overlooking Port Jackson that has been the favourite spot of the late governor’s wife. Today it is busy on the water, people making the most out of the light breeze and the ample sunshine. From here, you also have great views of the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House. A little pop-up cafe serves coffees and refreshments, perfect!

A visit to the Botanic Gardens always clears my mind and reminds me of how lucky I am to be living in a city that is so beautiful and that is sharing its beauty so generously with the general public. Have you been to the Royal Botanic Gardens recently?

Royal Botanic Gardens. Sydney.

Colourful greeting

Flower in Fern House

Patterns... Fern House

Welcome to Spring

Views of Sydney Skyline

Harbour Bridge

Opera House


Botanic Gardens Sydney


Yellow flower

Wild Flowers

Skyscrapers and blossoms

Terraced gardens

Silke Elzner

AUTHOR - Silke Elzner

Hello! My name is Silke. Happiness and Things is a travelogue about amazing European destinations and beautiful places around the world. I believe that beauty is even in the smallest things and I want to inspire you to see the world differently. Read more about it here.

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