So imagine my surprise when I visited the botanical gardens in the town near to where I live and I find that the "Australian" garden section has the Boab trees! These trees are unique and their shape is why they were nicknamed, "bottle trees."
They store water in their 'bottle" trunk.For more information about these trees click here at .http://www.outback-australia-travel-secrets.com/boab_tree.html
Back in the day, in 1851 to be precise, when the botanical gardens were created, not one single native Australian plant was planted. Back then, it was set out to be very British. Fast forward 180 years and times have changed. Now there is a 'heritage' garden, which recognises the origins of the gardens and the entrance is now the '21st Century' garden. This garden celebrates 'arid' plants from around the world.
These metal 'trees' are pretty crazy!Public gardens are a lovely and peaceful place to visit. I have visited the Singapore Botanical gardens, the Butchart Gardens in Vancouver, Central Park in New York, Hyde Park in London and loved them all.
Do you visit gardens when you are on vacation or do you visit gardens in your home town? I'd love to hear about them!
Fiona Lowe is a RITA® and R*BY award-winning, multi-published author with Harlequin and Carina Press. Whether her books are set in outback Australia or in the mid-west of the USA, they feature small towns with big hearts, and warm, likeable characters that make you fall in love. When she's not writing stories, she's a weekend wife, mother of two 'ginger' teenage boys, guardian of 80 rose bushes and often found collapsed on the couch with wine. You can find her at her website, facebook, Twitter and Goodreads.Saved By The Bride is the first novel in the Wedding Fever trilogy. To follow the story of Annika and Finn, Bridey and Hank and the quirky folk of Whitetail, head to Amazon, Kobo, Nook, Carina Press and all other places eBooks are sold. Picture Perfect Wedding is available for pre-order and is out August 2013.