|The beautiful panoramic view from Dairy Farmers Hill|
Well, what a gloriously lovely day it has been. I had a free morning so I decided to take my very first trip up to the Canberra Arboretum and it was a very pleasant surprise. There is a fee for parking (like most places in Canberra now), but it is worth it for the visit.
When I woke up this morning it was raining, but by the time I arrived the rain had stopped. There was still quite a menacing sky, however it never came to anything and by this afternoon we had blue skies.
|Entrance into the Arboretum Canberra|
|Inside there is lots of space - a cafe, restaurant, gift shop and lots of educational displays and the views across Canberra are just magnificent.|
|The magpies enjoying the view from the balcony.|
|More magpies. There are a lot around the Arboretum and they are particularly friendly.|
|There is a special display of bonsai trees which are amazing. I could have taken photos of all of them - there are so many species and some bonsai I have never seen before such as a gum tree!|
|I loved the trunk of this one - it said they have been maintaining it since 1966!|
|If you have kids and are at a loss as to what to do - the playground at the Arboretum looks incredible!|
|Um… how fun!|
|And the grown up kids can enjoy the views from up there too!|
|A birds nest sculpture up on Dairy Farmers Hill. I took this shot with my wide angle lens which is why the tower looks like it is leaning!!|
For more info you can visit the official site here.
Have a brilliant weekend!