Botanical Gardens in Black

Yesterday was an early start to the day, dropping my son Callum at the airport at 5.00 a.m. for his return flight home to Melbourne. John and I then drove to Hobart , about two hours or so drive away , to see a movie , buy some new seasons apricots direct from the farm and catch up with Zac, Sarah and Harry.

We arrived in Hobart way too early for the movie, so after a rather yummy breakfast at the interestingly named cafe , Room for a Pony , we headed to a favourite spot of mine , the Botanical Gardens.

My heart is heavy as I walk the gardens , thinking of my fellow Australians who are suffering the devastation and loss of the bushfires on their property and way of life. The loss and injury of our unique native animals is so very heart breaking.


The gardens are beautiful any time of the year , this view is over the dry gardens , a trial area of plants from arid areas around the world .

This particular area is of interest to me as it is a vegetable and fruit garden and often seen on Gardening Australia .

Admiring the different varieties of salvias and other herbacious plants in the wide borders. The Derwent River is in the background.

Stop and smell the roses , or in this case these magnificent lillies, is my motto for the New Year.

After an enjoyable hour strolling through the gardens , we returned to North Hobart and the State Theatre to see the movie , The Truth . It starred Catherine Deneuve, a favourite of mine , and was about the many facets of family relationships. It was in both French , with subtitles and English. We both enjoyed the movie. We were joined at the cafe by Zac, Sarah and little Harry for lunch , we then went to their home for coffee and a play with Harry. We headed home after stopping by Lowindia Apricot Farm for some of their beautiful Morepark apricots.

My outfit for the travelling day was Rundholz jacket, Moyuru pants , Gucci sunnies, bangles and multi -coloured necklace and my comfy lace up shoes.

Joining Patti for Visible Monday, Mica for Weekday Wear, Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday and Nancy for Fancy Friday Link Up.




  1. January 7, 2020 / 7:19 am

    To see the fires on the news is horrible. I can t imagine how it must feel when it happens in your own country, so nearby. I hope the extra money will help to stop the fires.

    • grownupglamour
      January 7, 2020 / 10:11 am

      It has been a very difficult time for so many here in Australia and there is still a lot more hot , dry Summer to come, The money raised will help many communities but the only thing to stop the fires is a lot of rain. Many thanks Nancy.

  2. January 7, 2020 / 1:38 pm

    My heart breaks for the loss of life and destruction of beauty.

    You have found a lovely and peaceful setting to enjoy nature. And you look wonderful as well, xo.


    • grownupglamour
      January 8, 2020 / 10:13 am

      Thank you Patti , it is always a peaceful place to visit , it was a welcome break after a heartbreaking few days. It has been a very sad time for our country.

  3. January 8, 2020 / 2:58 pm

    The news from Australia is devastating, our hearts go out to everyone (and the wildlife) concerned.
    Hobart’s botanical gardens look incredible, I love the ornate archway and that wonderful lakeside vista and, of course, your outfit is fabulous. xxx

    • grownupglamour
      January 9, 2020 / 5:36 am

      Thank you Vix , it is just so sad for our country . I was reading a newspaper article today by wild life experts and it painted a dire picture indeed. The botanical gardens are always a joy to visit in any season.

  4. January 13, 2020 / 7:25 am

    Love the accessories to add a little colour with the monochrome black outfit and the floral backdrop is just perfect for it! It is so scary seeing the devastation on the news but it’s also so good seeing the ways people are giving back and raising funds for those affected. I think they will need support for a long time, with so much destroyed.

    On a lighter note, thanks so much for joining the #WeekdayWearLinkup! A new link up is live on my blog now, I’d love you to join again.

    • grownupglamour
      January 13, 2020 / 10:09 am

      Many thanks Mica, for me the beauty of black is the way it brings colourful accessories to the fore.
      It is such a difficult time for those affected by the fires and for our native wildlife . The funds raised will hopefully help the communities to repair. It will be a long road to recovery.
      Always my pleasure to join Mica.

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