After our trip to the BWM, we decided we needed a walk, and Ma suggested the recently revamped Bendigo Botanical Gardens. (I didn’t have my camera so these were all taken on my phone.)
Dusk was beginning to fall, shadows were long and the sun was low. Signs of Spring were around, but the air was chilly and we were glad of coats and hats. Lots of families and couples were enjoying their walks and play time; we were surprised at the number of people out and about at that time of day.
This walkway will be stunning in a few months time when the vines are in leaf and the grapes are growing.
The children’s play ground looks like great fun (Ma will have to take Poppet there on her next visit)
complete with this gigantic timber chair
and a welcoming hammock
Can you see the tree beyond the hammock? Its branches fall all the way to the ground making the best “cave”
with another entry/exit on the other side.
This unusually coloured duck came by for a chat
and as I was taking this pic of the nearby billabong
Ma watched him waddle over to the bank, launch himself into the water and take a paddle
Beds of daffs
and tulips are blooming.
We wandered over the bridge
and were stunned by the perfect reflections.
Lots of other flowers are starting to come to life.
By now it was really chilly, so we headed back to the car, home and a hot brew to warm us up, well satisfied with our stroll together.