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Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Royal Botanic Gardens - Cranbourne

Perched Swamp, off Trig Track

Trig Point Lookout
An Echidna, next to Trig Point Track

Eastern View from Lookout
Info Board at Stringybark Car Park
On October 2, 2012, I  visited the beautiful Royal Botanical Gardens, Cranbourne, 50 km  SE of Melbourne.

It's a division of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne.

The Cranbourne division specializes in Australian native plants. The total area of this division of the botanic gardens is 363 hectares, including heathlands, wetlands and woodlands. The gardens also provide habitat for native birds, mammals and reptiles, including some rare and endangered species.

A recent feature of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Cranbourne, is the specially constructed Australian Garden, opened to the public on 28 May 2006. The Australian Garden features a number of exhibition gardens, sculptures and displays aimed to bring the beauty and diversity of the Australian landscape and plants to the public.

Beyond the Australian Garden, the bushland section of the garden contains 10 km of walking tracks, and includes the Trig Point Lookout tower, secluded picnic sites and free barbecues.

My visit took me along the 4 km (return) Track to the Trig Point Lookout, with commanding 360 degree panoramas.
Click here to see a Slideshow, with music, showing all of the photos of my visit!

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