A Walk to the Botanic Gardens

Continuing on from yesterday’s post, here are more of my photos from the Botanic Garden!  I’m just gonna say now, there’s quite a few photos in this post, but this is the most I could narrow it down. Just skim if you’d like!

I have a thing for taking photos from the ground up. I like squatting down and taking a photograph looking up at giant things. I may look weird as I do it, but the photo always comes out nice. This tree needs more leaves don’t you think?

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This next tree on the other hand needs to get it’s branches under control.

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This is the main garden. The official entrance takes you through here, but we like to come through the random side gates and make our way down. There’s always an impressive array of colours and pretty flowers here.

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I like these ones. I never confirmed it, but they may be baby’s breath. They are a favourite flower of mine (it’s tattooed on me and everything). Seeing so many of them together made them look like a fluffy cloud.

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As we moved away from the main garden, we climbed up our usual path to make our way to the Rose Garden. The cafe is also in that area, and since we left just before lunch we were getting hungry. I like to stop at the highest point of the walk to take a photo of the garden from above.

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In the middle of the rose garden is this little fountain. It’s nothing too impressive, but it makes a nice focal point. Also, ducks.

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As we waited for our food, I galavanted around taking lots of photos of the flowers. If you want to see those photos, check out yesterday’s post! Next to the cafe is the Begonia House, which is always very warm and home to many tropic plants. My favourite part is the lily pond at the end.

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There were many goldfish around which I kept trying to photograph, but they were all blurry. I did luck out with one particular shot though.

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Finally, we just walked around aimlessly. Enjoying the sights, the sun, and each other’s company.

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I did ask Rory to take some shots of me. I normally hesitate on asking people to take photos of me, preferring to take selfies (also I feel like I’m bothering people), but the background was too pretty to pass up. Here are my favourite ones from random places around the garden!

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The last stop we made was to the duck pond. Because you have to say hi to the ducks.

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Hi Duck (and Pigeons).

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Have you gone on any walks lately?

Angela.

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49 comments
  1. I’m also a big lover of Babies Breath. I keep them around the house because even when they are dried up they stay pretty. I’ve never dreamed of seeing so many together, and so tall too. I think that would’ve been my favorite spot. I love the first photo of the tree from down below. Photographers can’t always be worried about appearances when there’s a beautiful shot to be taken. Those huge trees look prefect for climbing. I took some photos of similar trees just last week and shot in black and white. I’m planning to share them soon, so we can compare nature photog notes! 🙂

    1. It’s such a beautiful flower! I haven’t seen so many all together before, I think it was a new display. It’s cool cause they change it up every year 😄
      Haha, I’m still self conscious when I’m taking photos from different angles. But the longer I do it, the more comfortable I am with it.
      Ooh i can’t wait to see your pictures! Taking nature photos never gets old, they’re also never the same! 😄

      1. I still have to fight being self-conscious as well, but I get tired of coulda, shoulda, woulda, so I’m working on it! 🙂

  2. Such a gorgeous place, the nature is absolutely stunning. I wish we have places like this in Bosnia. xx

    1. It really is beautiful! Especially in spring and summer. It’s a lovely spot in the middle of town 🙂

  3. So awesome! I love the goldfish 🐟

    1. Thank you! I loved the fish too 😄

  4. Gardens are so beautiful! I love these photos. This is the kind of place I could spend hours in.

    1. They really are! Thanks Laura 😄
      We spent a few hours wandering the

    2. Wandering the gardens. I hit send too soon 😂

  5. This post makes me miss summer so much! Whenever it starts to get warm, I go to one of our local gardens asap because they are always so beautiful. Glad to hear you enjoyed your walk 🙂

    1. I went to the garden back in our winter and there was basically nothing around. I loved it this time around! It’s definitely always a good time to explore gardens in the summer! 😄

  6. Agh I miss the good ol warm weather! I have heard of these gardens and they look so pretty!

    1. Botanic gardens are always worth a visit! A lot of towns have them. If you have one near you, definitely go visit when it’s warmer 😄

      1. Ok! Thanks!

  7. What a gorgeous sunny day! Love all your photos (:

    1. Thank you so much! It was such a lovely day! Sorry for the late reply to! This turned up in spam for some reason 😲

  8. Wow, looks beautiful, I love that the goldfish appeared to want a feature on your blog 😉 Great photos

    1. Thanks Sarah! Haha, the fish thought we had food, so it gave me the perfect photo op 😄

  9. The photos of (possibly) baby’s breath are especially lovely! The first one of the tree does make it seem like it has lots of leaves x

    1. Haha, I’m feeling fairly convinced that it is baby’s breath. They looked so beautiful all together! 😀

  10. Your photos are beautiful, looks like you had a wonderful day 🙂 x

    1. Thank you so much Lily! We had such a lovely time 😀

  11. Looks like such a gorgeous place to go for a walk!! Loving the goldfish 😂 xx

    1. It really is! There were quite a lot of people there that day too! Haha, I was stalking the goldfish for 15 minutes, and that’s the only decent shot I got of them 😂

      1. I can imagine!! Haha I can totally relate to that its so hard to get a good shot of animals sometimes!! 😂 xx

  12. I think it’s just as well you had Rory take a few pics of you because you’re right, the scenery was just too good to waste on selfies. This place looks stunning and so peaceful! x

    1. You can never get much of the background with selfies, so I’m glad I asked Rory to take some pictures! They’re some of my favourites at the moment 🙂
      The gardens is definitely a beautiful and peaceful place 😀

  13. You always share the most amazing places with us! Can I please come and stay there? Looks so amazing xx

    1. Haha, you’re more than welcome to come down and visit us in NZ! The gardens is definitely a must-see in Wellington!

  14. Love the pictures! 😍

    1. Thank you so much! 😀

  15. What a bunch of pretty pictures from you walk but my favourite are the many roots of the tree hugging its trunk. I have a thing for old banyan trees anyway 🙂

    1. Thanks Arundhati! The scenery was stunning, and these were just a snippet of all the pictures I took! Is it a banyan tree?? I had no idea. They have signs all over the place, but I get too carried away just looking at everything that I always forget to read the signs and see what I’m looking at 😀

      1. I claim complete ignorance but its roots remind me a bit of the banyan hence the mention. I think the point is to ramble and take pictures, just soak in the blissful beauty of the park, so really the rest is trivial unless you want to boast that you ‘know’ trees. Like I do in front of Adi and he says I am faking it 😛

  16. So serene and beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

    1. It was such an amazing day! I’m glad you liked the post 😄

  17. Beautiful 💯🙏

    1. It’s a beautiful place for sure! Thanks for coming by 🙂

  18. Beautiful photos. It has certainly brightened up a dull, rainy day in the UK!

    1. Thank you Jane! 🙂

  19. that’s a beautiful garden! and the second photo of the tree with it’s trunk all intertwined, it’s freaking beautiful!

    1. It really is a beautiful garden! I was so intrigued by that tree! I hadn’t seen one like it before 🤗

      1. I think we have a few here deep in the forests, but they’re very hard to find. I’ll have to to go the Chinese and Japanese garden and hopefully I can find a tree just like it!

  20. Wow amazing its feel i am in lap of nature! Great work

    1. I’m glad you feel that way 😄

  21. The botanical gardens are so beautiful angela :), great photos too. I’ve been on a couple of nature walks and the views have been lovely. It’s also helps me to appreciate the stillness of nature.

    1. Thank you so much Bee! It is a really beautiful place, and I love nature walks 🙂

      1. anytime Angela 🙂 and yes those are the best.

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