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Taking shape...
26-OCT-2005 Yvonne

Taking shape...

Dick and I went looking at the National Rose Trial Garden
today, more information will appear on a gallery featuring
some of the 100+ photos of roses I took there today.

Behind this particular picture is the
Bicentennial Conservatory

Built to celebrate Australia’s Bicentenary (1988), the Bicentennial Conservatory in the Adelaide Botanic Garden is the largest single span conservatory in the southern hemisphere. Designed by South Australian architect Guy Maron, the building is curvilinear in shape, 100 metres long, 47 metres wide and 27 metres high. An elegant steel superstructure supports the 2434 square metres of toughened glass which forms the roof, walls and doors. Its glistening and distinctive shape is a landmark particularly for visitors flying into Adelaide.

The Bicentennial Conservatory houses a display of lowland tropical rainforest plants from northern Australia, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and the nearby Pacific Islands. Many of these plants are at risk or endangered in their natural habitats.

A lower walkway winds across the undulating forest floor and an upper walkway takes visitors among the canopy of tropical trees and palms. Both walkways have full wheelchair access.

The rose trial garden is annexed to the Adelaide Botanic Gardens
and here's a few trees between the gardens and the roses.

and some pretty blue iris bordering a patch of miniature roses

Canon EOS 300D Digital Rebel
1/80s f/5.6 at 90.0mm iso100 with Flash full exif

other sizes: small medium large original
Herb Knufken26-Oct-2005 13:23
Nice shot, I will add this to my must see list
poochdad26-Oct-2005 13:17
very interesting - did you take anything home for the garden?
Larry Ahern26-Oct-2005 09:23
An ocean of roses ... wonderful!
laine8226-Oct-2005 08:35
Gosh that's looking good now Von.
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