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Spring Walk spreads throughout the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney in 2017

August 25, 2017 Destination Global No Comments Email Email

This year the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney’s iconic Spring Walk will be just one feature in a much larger seasonal display. Take a walk through the Garden from late-August to awaken the senses with a mixture of flowering varieties including calendula, violas, pansies, primulas, wonderland poppies and alyssum planted to give the cottage effect.

Providing a spectacular spring display, visitors to the Garden will detect the sweet-scented Stock in the early part of the season and brightly coloured Ranunculus in the latter part.

The Spring Walk roundabout will be a mass of Flanders Poppies and the garden beds by Palm House will showcase Wonderland Poppies.

The Garden’s Horticultural staff have carefully selected plants to evoke the spirit of an English spring garden in an Australian climate.

“We are effectively lengthening the period of colour along Spring Walk this season, so that there’s flowering and scent throughout the end of August and well into September,” said Dr Dale Dixon, Curator-Manager of the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

Visitors to the Garden in early September will see many different seasonal flowers and plants at their best, along with the stunning blooms on the wonderful varieties of wisteria, ornamental peach and rhododendrons which line the Spring Walk and brighten Lion Gate Lodge.

This year Dr Dixon emphasises that the entire garden from Woolloomooloo and Henry Lawson Gates to Morshead Fountain near Macquarie Street is touched with Spring colour.

“This is the first time there is full theming throughout the Garden. There’s a rich mix of blooming annuals across the Star Bed and throughout seven flowerbeds surrounding the Choragic monument on Flower Bed Lawn. In the meadow, the Delphinium that have been steadily growing all winter will soon flower into a sea of blue.”

In addition, blue and yellow pansies will fill the Rose Garden, while the Pioneer Memorial Garden will feature sweetly scented Alyssum Lobularia and other flowering annuals in a white, pink and lavender mosaic.

For more information about free daily guided walks in the Garden this spring click here.

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