The Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens are the second oldest in Australia , established in 1818, and to celebrate their bi-centenary they are awash with Spring colour.
So as to not upstage Mother Nature I dressed in neutrals ( not really they just appealed that morning).
Tulips have long been a Spring favourite of mine for their vibrant colours. I have a few in my garden that make an appearance each year but nothing compares to a mass planting of them in single colours.
The gardens are in Hobart , our states capital city , and the city where my eldest son and daughter-in-law call home. We drove down to catch up with them both before we head off overseas next week.
After a lovely lunch with our son Zac at Dacci and Dacci , a French styled cafe , John and I headed into the city centre for a quick wander. John was on the lookout for new boots but came away empty handed. I, on the other hand , came home with a new Moyuru skirt. All will be revealed in a further post, suffice to say I am thrilled and know it will be on high rotation.
Now back to the garden tour , this arch was built for the 150th. anniversary in 1968. The camellias, azaleas and rhododendrons were right at their peak flowering .
Looking out over this pond at the gardens brings back memories of times past with my children and watching the antics of the resident ducks. It really does seem like yesterday that I was there with little Zac, soon to become a father for the first time. My next visit here to visit the ducks will be with a new generation and more happy memories will be made, the circle continues.
Today’s neutrals are old favourites, a Paule Ka cardigan, Moyuru skirt, Fly London shoes, Preen sunnies and black boater.
Joining Patti for Visible Monday, Catherine at Not Dressed as Lamb, Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday,Nancy for Fancy Friday Linkup.