Thursday, April 26, 2007

Roma Street Parkland

The 16 hectares comprising the Roma Street Parkland is the largest subtropical garden in the world in a city centre. Established less than 10 years ago on unused railway yards, it is a wonderful demonstration of what can be achieved in converting an eyesore into a beautiful amenity for the whole community to enjoy.
I must admit that on the day we visited these gardens we had been walking for most of the day and by the time we arrived at the gardens I was nearly too tired to enjoy them, and almost too tired to take photos - almost, but not quite. However, the quality of these photos is not as good as I would like, but I hope they may inspire you to make a visit if you are in Brisbane with a few hours to spare.

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HORIZON said...

How wonderful is this place!! Never too tired to snap a photo and l'm glad you did Alice ;)
l am sure my sis has told me about this place and l have seen it from ariel photos.
much love and bests

jellyhead said...

Ah, beautiful Brissy! Shame the gardens are a bit dry, like everywhere else in Australia.

It's great to see familiar sights through the lens of your well-used camera!

Val said...

Alice, you have reminded me of our visit to these gardens in 2002, and even then the experience was already wonderful. Just a short walk from the city centre, it offered such a variety of plant life and a respite from city traffic. Your photos show me how much the gardens have grown since then.

Stu said...

All this from some an abandoned railway yard. It's glorious Alice. I'm so glad you weren't too tired to take the photos.

It looks like your trip has been a journey - Virgin Blue and all.

roybe said...

Sounds like Richard and yourself had a great time in Brisbane alice, Your camera has done our beautiful city proud.

Blackswamp_Girl said...

Alice, how gorgeous! I love the way they repeated lines (sometimes tight ones, sometimes loose ones) of plants weaving through the gardens. And now I want to plant enough of that purple pennisetum to make a beautiful hedge like theirs.

Kerri said...

Oh thank you Alice for taking the photos even though you were so tired! It's a beautiful place indeed. Lovely to see what grows up north.
They've certainly done a wonderful job with these gardens, to go from an unsightly unused railway yard to something so spectacular.

judypatooote said...

I so enjoyed viewing your trip.... you captured some great shots.... I love all the trees and flowers... thanks for sharing.....