The Australian Garden has 170,000 Australian native plants (WOW!) featured in contemporary landscaped display gardens. In the surrounding bushland and wetlands (maybe not so wet at the moment) there are 370 species of native plants, 20 native mammals and 11 amphibian species.
Barry tells us there it lots going on there at the moment, so lots of photo opportunities.
As usual we will have lunch afterwards for those who wish to do so.
Please let Di or Gail know if you can make it, so we can watch out for you.
A heads up…. there will be no Snappers on the 25th April as it is Anzac Day.
8 November 2018
Time Lapse at Federation Square.
1 Novemer 2018
Mason Falls King Lake
18 October 2018
This week Thursday Snappers visited Redwood forest, one of Victoria’s hidden gems. Tucked away near the base of the Yarra Ranges, this mystical forest holds around 1450 Californian Redwoods that reach high into the sky. Stepping into this forest was like stepping onto the set of a fairy tale. The trees have been planted in perfect rows and they muffle the noise of the outside world – the silence within the forest is beautiful and weird at the same time, which makes it a fantastic place to explore, photograph, and generally be creative. Cement Creek running at the base of the forest is magnificent, lots of great photos and images created with a mystical crystal ball made the morning exceptional.
Three intrepid members visited Jells Park this week, freezing cold and overcast, we just made it back to a hot chocolate before the rain started.
But it was a good morning, Jells Park is nestled in Dandenong Creek Valley, Wheelers Hill, and it’s huge- if you haven’t been there, it’s worth a visit with wetlands, billabongs, beautiful open parklands, lakeside views, and lots of birdlife. Hope you enjoy our images.
9 August 2018
Thursday Snappers visited Alowyn Gardens in Yarra Glen last week, on a lovely mild winter’s day. Not many people around mid-week, and we were a little early in the season, but nevertheless there were daffodils, jonquils, and many hellebores to photograph. We plan to re-visit in October when the magnificent wisteria arches will be in full bloom.
The 4 acres of gardens is designed along strong symmetrical lines, with many graceful gardens, ponds and forests. The silver birch forest was particularly magnificent. The trees were bare of leaves, showing their magnificent silver trunks and branches.
The slight breeze was a bit of a challenge for photography, nevertheless we had a wonderful couple of hours, topped off by lunch at the nearby Chocolaterie.
Thursday Snappers will be releasing a calendar for the next few weeks in the very near future – keep an eye out, and we would be delighted if members can join us on any of our outings.
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