Garden State🪴

I don’t have a green thumb. Every plant I’ve tried to grow has died. However, during the Melbourne Coronavirus lockdown I became obsessed with parks and trees and found myself strolling avenues of European trees in the Treasury Gardens, adjacent to Old Treasury House. From there I’d stop at the Scarred Tree, in Fitzroy Gardens, an ancient relic of the Wurundjeri people, the original inhabitants of Melbourne.

On another sunny day I visited the Royal Botanic Gardens, home to over 12,000 different species of plants. Discovering the beauty of Melbourne’s historic gardens at my own pace.

Gardens of Pleasure

Como House

Voltaire: We must cultivate our own garden. When man was put in the garden of Eden he was put there so that he should work, which proves that man was not born to rest.

Werribee Mansion

Rudyard Kipling: Gardens are not made by singing ‘Oh, how beautiful,’ and sitting in the shade.

A View of Melbourne
Trespassers will be composted

Minnie Aumonier: When the world wearies and society fails to satisfy, there is always the garden.

I Come To The Garden Alone!

Alice Sebold: I like gardening — it’s a place where I find myself when I need to lose myself.

Noel Anderson at Caulfield Park

These pictures were all shot using my iPhone, often in the dark days of Coronavirus lockdown. It certainly was a blessing to be surrounded by such beautiful parks and gardens. Best wishes Noel

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