The Botanic Gardens, in addition to several fine glasshouses, features an aviary and a children’s garden. At this time of year and in that weather, the outdoor areas don’t attract many visitors. Humuhumu was in nursery, so my 100 mm macro lens and I had plenty of time and no crowds to contend with. This is my way of warning you that there are a lot of pictures in this post.
Pheasant: Temminck’s tragopan.
This finch put up a horrendous fuss when we entered the aviary.
I finally got a peep at the nest beneath him and discovered why.
Animal sculptures. I particularly like the tilty-head boar. “Nur?”
I like the way this bust looked in the rain.
And this couple.
Kissing bird sculpture.
Fruit and flowers
The only succulent in bloom in the desert glasshouse. (Sturt peas, identified by ironed_orchid and rinkle)
Strange fruit. (Buddha's Hand fruit, identified by redsixwing)
The Children’s Garden
The paintings were pleasantly arranged.
And more paintings.
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