After a little shopping across the border in Queanbeyan (NSW) this morning we paid a visit to the Australian National Botanic Gardens. After a delicious lunch (grilled lamb with winter vegetable casserole) we spent an hour in the gardens. One needs much longer than that to see these interesting gardens that contain around 7,000 of the 17,500 species of plants which occur naturally in Australia. For more information go here http://www.anbg.gov.au/anbg/
Since I took too many photos for one posting, I thought I'd start with trees, since you know how much I love trees.
The lovely papery bark of the Melaleuca.