The Australian Botanic Garden

One of Macarthur’s gems, the Australian Botanic Garden is at Mt Annan, on the perimeter of Campbelltown, NSW.

The Garden specialises in Australian native plants and is reputedly the largest botanic garden in Australia.

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2015-04-07: The Wedding Knot sculpture.

 

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2015-04-07: Tree Silhoutte
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2015-05-19: Kangaroo and striped grass.
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2015-05-19: Crested Hawk (Pacific Baza) pair.
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2015-04-24: Big Toadstool.
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2015-10-23: High Tension in the park.
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2015-10-23: confusing signs in the water catchment zone. The red sign says the maximum fine is $11,000. The white sign on the left says the maximum fine is $20,000. Either way, I decided not to risk it!
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2015-09-22: Stolen Generation Lake.
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2015-07-14: Heron Cruising over the lake.
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2015-05-26: the approach to the National Plant Bank/Seed Bank, inside the Australian Botanic Garden.
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2015-05-26: “Fig on a twig”. A male figbird.
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2014-09-24 MABG View from Sundial Hill, Mt Annan.
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2014-09-24: Wollemi Walk. This is one of the places where the endangered wollemi pine saplings are being propagated.
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2014-09-24: a very mossy Wollemi Walk.
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2015-01-21: Tree Silhouette.
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2015-02-03: Lake Sedgwick.
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2015-02-03: Water Dragon in the Connections Garden.
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2014-09-10: modern stone retaining walls at the Banksia Garden.
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2014-09-10: Mt Annan from the Banksia Garden.
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2014-05-14: The Upper Canal, part of the Sydney Water Supply Channel, with restricted access.
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2014-05-14: a duck on a log at Wattle Lake.
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2014-05-14: Wattle Lake in the garden’s south.
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2014-05-14: A log in Wattle Garden Lake.
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2013-11-06: serenity at Lake Sedgwick.
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2013-11-06: Lake Fitpatrick – a curious cormorant and a nosy swamphen.
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2013-11-06: the Connections Garden, opposite the main visitor’s centre.
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2013-08-28: Mt Annan – the Sundial of Human Involvement, featuring the analemma and (left) a conventional sundial.
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2013-11-06: Lake Fitzpatrick
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2013-10-30: a cormorant on Lake Nadungamba.
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2013-10-30: Blue water escape
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2013-06-21: the green roofed bird hide on the far side of Lake Nadungamba.
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2013-06-07: Connections Garden – tree roots.
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2013-06-07: Mt Annan – tall trees in a row.
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2013-06-07: a solitary kookaburra.
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2013-05-29: Mt Annan – a natural pond in the south of the gardens.
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2012-04-24: Macarthur Sustainable Living Centre.
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2013-05-29: butterfly in the flowers.
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2013-05-29: Mt Annan – a rest place in the Connections Garden.
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2012-04-24: Macarthur Sustainable Living Centre – pond plant.
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2013-05-29: Mt Annan Connections Garden – the bubbling Blue Pool.
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2015-03-24: The Sundial of Human Involvement in the rain.

 

 


All images © R.Powell


 

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