Natural Patterns at Cairns Botanic Gardens

It is cold today. I wanted to think of a time and place where it was much warmer. I thought back to the holiday I spent in Queensland, Australia, several years ago. It is a wet tropical region and the vegetation is luxurious in the Daintree Rainforest. We did explore the wild as best we could but there was nothing to beat visits to Cairns Botanic Gardens where we could enjoy the wonderful plants without so many of the attendant dangers. Here is a gallery of some of the amazing and beautiful natural plant patterns, colours and textures that I photographed among the vegetation in these fabulous gardens.

A June trip to Kew Gardens

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This gallery contains 32 photos.

Kew Gardens were as delightful as ever today, with a super abundance of brightly coloured flowers, many and varied flourishing plants, not to mention the burgeoning wildlife.

Chinese Garden in Montreal

Pavilion by the lake in the Chinese Garden at Jardin Botanique de Montreal

The Chinese Garden at Jardin Botanique de Montreal in Canada was inaugurated in 1991 and inspired by the magnificent private gardens of the Ming Dynasty (14th to 17th century) and is considered the largest of its kind outside of China.

Bonsai in the Chinese Garden at Jardin Botanique de Montreal

Pebble patterned path in the Chinese garden at Jardin Botanique de Montreal

Framed view of the Chinese Garden at Jardin Botanique de Montreal

Cascade by the lake in the Chinese Garden at Jardin Botanique de Montreal

Pebble patterned path in the Chinese garden at Jardin Botanique de Montreal

Pavilion by the lake in the Chinese Garden at Jardin Botanique de Montreal

Bonsai in the Chinese Garden at Jardin Botanique de Montreal

Pavilion by the lake in the Chinese Garden at Jardin Botanique de Montreal

Pavilion by the lake in the Chinese Garden at Jardin Botanique de Montreal

Red-painted interior woodwork in a pavilion at the Chinese Garden in Montreal

Snail on a Hosta leaf in the Chinese Garden

Trellis-work at the window of a Chinese pavilion in Jardin Botanique de Montreal

Pink flowers in the Chinese Garden at Jardin Botanique de Montreal

Pebble patterned path in the Chinese garden at Jardin Botanique de Montreal

Hostas beneath the trees in the Chinese Garden in Montreal

Pavilion by the lake in the Chinese Garden at Jardin Botanique de Montreal

Low relief stone sculpture of cranes

Sculptural rock at the Chinese Garden at Jardin Botanique de Montreal

Pebble patterned path in the Chinese garden at Jardin Botanique de Montreal

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