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After the Storm

After the Storm is an exhibition of fine furniture constructed from timber from the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh windblown during Cyclone Andrea in 2012. Highlighting the beauty of Scottish-grown timber and craftsmanship amongst our Scottish furniture makers, the exhibition also focuses on the restorative and rejuvenating effects of storms in nature and trauma upon the natural and human environment. 161 more words

Being a tourist...

I love being a tourist in any country – exploring and having adventures. It makes things so exciting when you are not sure what to expect or what treasures you may find. 298 more words

Musings & Personal

NOW THAT LOOKS PROMISING - My balcony potted garden

I’ve never grown a Blanket Flower (Gaillardia) before, but when I checked the potted plant between rain showers today, the many flower buds looked very promising indeed. 167 more words


Fountains: Sydney Whatever – Sensory Fountain

I’ve always loved this spherical fountain in Sydney’s Royal Botanic Gardens, but had no idea it was known as the Sensory Fountain until I looked it up online for this post. 161 more words


Autumn Mist at Kew Gardens

Having moved to London a month ago, it was high time that I managed to visit the Royal Botanic Gardens (or Kew Gardens as it is more commonly called). 404 more words


Fountain Series: Stately - The Governor Phillip Fountain

A fountain such as this one is a big, bold public statement, but at its heart it’s all about the water — and if you… 228 more words


Jonathan Jones - barangal dyara (skin and bones) @ Royal Botanic Gardens

19th September 2016 – 23rd September 2016

I had no idea that the Garden Palace existed in the area we now call the Botanical Gardens opposite the State Library of NSW.in the 1880s The artist Jonathan Jones has created a remarkable artwork using lots of white gypsum shields to map out the foundations of the outside walls of the Palace. 53 more words