Sep 28, 2014

Australian Botanic Garden (2)

White Faced Heron with 'Kangaroo paws' behind

After my earlier enjoyable visit to the Australian Botanic Garden at Mount Annan, I have wanted to return in better weather. This post has some photos from my return visit to see the spring flowers and complete a longer walk around the site. 

The Wattle Garden picnic area
Lechenaultia biloba


Garden near visitor centre



Australian Botanic Garden
    -map          -information



PlantBank visit 





'Everlastings' or 'paper daisies'





Sep 11, 2014

Rocky Point Island - Balmoral





Rocky Point Island separates Edwards Beach from Balmoral Beach on Hunters Bay, Middle Harbour. The small island is connected to the Esplanade by a bridge, built as a government employment project during the Great Depression, as was the Bathers’ Pavilion.






Rocky Point Island, looking towards Sydney Heads
The Mediterranean style 'Bathers' Pavillion' on Edwards Beach (below), was built in 1929, and now houses a restaurant, cafe and function rooms. See also Balmoral to Middle Head post



 I travelled to Balmoral by ferry to Taronga Zoo, then bus from the wharf           Location Map
and returned by bus to Wynard station.  

Ref: Mosman Historical Society - 'Historic Guide to Balmoral'