Greening – Australian Bush Garden
The “Australian Garden” at Cranbourne, Victoria, was recreated to vegetate with native plants and to show the beauty of the red landscape, typical of parts of this ancient land.
The silhouette of a eucalypt gum in against the blue sky.
A sandy bush path, fringed with typical hardy vegetation, grasses, bracken and flowering small leaved bushes.
A stick on the path, seems like it could almost be a serpent, showing the way. This was photographed as it lay.
An old gum tree, part of the original natural bush which covered the continent since ancient times. The base of the trunk spread is large, and it appeared to be the oldest tree in the area.
An Australian Bush wild orchid.
These images show it is possible to “green” back the natural state of the land, positioned as this place is, “Cranbourne Botanic Gardens“, very close to the urban spread. It is roughly 500 hectares in size, and is pristine, kept so by many dedicated people to attract wildlife back to the ecological system. There are numerous insects, snakes, bandicoots, birds, and other wild creatures who naturally thrive in these environments. A visit to the website or to see these gardens in person is highly recommended.
A native bandicoot, white belly showing, foraging amongst the tree roots.
(images copyright Imogen Crest 2007.)