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Walter John

Hello people

I am fortunate to work in a city (Brisbane) which has an inner city sub tropical garden, many palms and includes an all Australian palm area. It took me 10 minutes to walk to this spot today from where I work, where upon I took the following photos. I hope you enjoy.

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RomaStGardens_Foxtaillane.jpg

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jam99

I wish I worked 10 min from such a fab place. Or even better, right at the place. Even as a part-time seed harvester.

Wal, are those last ones Ravenea rivularis?

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GREENHAND

I WAS JUST GOING TO ASK THE SAME QUESTION , AWSOME  PICTURES.

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Howeadypsis

looks a really nice place to have a lunch break!

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BigFrond

Very nice!!!  You can really hide from your boss there.

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Kris

Dear Wal,

I fully agree with you,that your a fortunate man.to have jungle out there,surrounded by concrete buildings around.

that palm jungle is where i love to have my morning jogging/walking. :)

Lovely landscaping !

the size of your photos are perfect,hence easier on the eyes to view all the veraities out there.

No doubt brisbane is beautiful...

Love,

Kris(s.india).

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Bilbo

Hello Wal,

I reckon inner city heat is great although the guys dont always appreciate the humidity we get on the South Coast of England - palm friendly certainly but uncumfortable- humanwise.

Regards

Jon / posing as Bilbo . . .

until Bob checks this out.

"Oh no its the Spanish Inquisition!"

Yeah and I would appreciate being resucitated without my head being banged repeatedly on the counter.

Im not actually a Norwegian Bue despite rumours so apologiies  for this squark for help.

Regards

Jon

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paulgila

amazing pics! i'm buying a plane ticket today!

i have never seen a foxtail in fruit in so.cal!

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redant

great pictures. Wish they would do something like that by where I work. We have the climate and there is a park near by but it does not look anything like that!

Wal, 6th pic down, the palm with the green trunk and white rings. Is that a howea? Nice looking palm

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Howeadypsis

and are those Zamias at the front of the last pic?

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Kom Thai Palm

Hello Wal

Nice Palms, Nice Place & Nice Pics.

Wal, what are those palm on 'Post No#3'? Very beautiful.

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bruno

Magnificent place, I wish each city in Madagascar had such ideas to show local people and tourists who are starting to come in numbers here.

Thanks wal.

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Robert Lee Riffle

"Fortunate" is not a strong enough word, Wal.

That 1st photo shows one of the best landscape uses I know of for Rhapis excelsa.  They are seldom treated that well in THIS place.

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bgl

Wal,

Great photos, and Brisbane is obviously a city that appreciates palms!! :)

Bo-Göran

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Walter John

(jam99 @ Jul. 27 2006,10:06)

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I wish I worked 10 min from such a fab place. Or even better, right at the place. Even as a part-time seed harvester.

Wal, are those last ones Ravenea rivularis?

Yep, they certainly are. Just the right age/size that appeals to me really. Not too many non oz palms at these gardens either.

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Walter John

(redant @ Jul. 27 2006,12:11)

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great pictures. Wish they would do something like that by where I work. We have the climate and there is a park near by but it does not look anything like that!

Wal, 6th pic down, the palm with the green trunk and white rings. Is that a howea? Nice looking palm

Yep, many Howeas at this higher section of the gardens. Lord Howe Island is part of Australia so that's why they are there. There's plenty of Howeas at the gardens actually.

Here's a photo of the lagoon area showing more Howeas on the right.

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Walter John

(Howeadypsis @ Jul. 27 2006,12:15)

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and are those Zamias at the front of the last pic?

Yep, that's for sure, plenty Zamias around the place, make great filler plants.

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Walter John

(redvdox @ Jul. 27 2006,13:12)

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Hello Wal

Nice Palms, Nice Place & Nice Pics.

Wal, what are those palm on 'Post No#3'? Very beautiful.

There's a few different species in that pic, I think you may be referring to the younger Archontophoenix which I think are A.alexandrae.

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Walter John

Here's a couple more palm pics I left out.

Some Chamaedorea near a pond

Chams.jpg

Here the workers are clearing out the old dead stems from the extremely long Rhapis hedge, nice work ladies.

clearingoldrhapis.jpg

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Dave Butler

Wal,

I bet the photos don`t do this place justice, everything looks perfect.

Great Pictures

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Gileno Machado

Very fine landscape Wal.

Happy palms these...

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Walter John

A couple more from the same day, same place featuring cycads.

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Kris

Dear Wal,

those pictures on cycas were terrefic,in my entire life i have never seen so many well grown cycas in one given area/Spot.

it was like cycas paradise_Lovely photos.

And i see that how palm doctors are at their maintanence work,no doubt the garden looks so good...

Thanks for your pictures_Wal.

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DoomsDave

Wal!

What kind of Licualas are those?

My poor Swooning sofa's destroyed . . . .

dave

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Neofolis

I so need to move, that is fab.  I suppose they could do something like that here, but they would have to replant it with mature plants each year and it may get a tad expensive.

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BobbyinNY

Wal,

Those Majesties are beautiful... If most people who buy them knew that they could look like that I think they would be much more appreciated....

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Al in Kona

Great pictures Wal!  This was the first time I was even aware such a nice 'palm' park exsisted in Brisbane.  About what size is the park - acres or hectares?  Do you know who's idea it was to establish it and fill it with so many palms rather than other plants.  Wondering if it was a community effort or perhaps donated land or a generous contributor?  

Anyway, thanks for making us aware of it and posting the pics.

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Walter John

(Al in Kona @ Aug. 01 2006,14:36)

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Great pictures Wal!  This was the first time I was even aware such a nice 'palm' park exsisted in Brisbane.  About what size is the park - acres or hectares?  Do you know who's idea it was to establish it and fill it with so many palms rather than other plants.  Wondering if it was a community effort or perhaps donated land or a generous contributor?  

Anyway, thanks for making us aware of it and posting the pics.

The roma street parkland is the world's largest sub-tropical garden located in a city centre.  the parkland is divided into five precincts - lake - spectacle garden - forest - celebration lawn - and upper parkland, each with its own character and purpose.

The parkland's 16-hectare site is connected by a series of bridges, boardwalks, and paved walkways.  the site's three main bridges - fern gully bridge - allee bridge - and albert street bridge - are architectural features in their own right.  

A wealth of information regarding the parkland, its history, events, tours, and more can be found at the parkland's website.  

Look up "Roma street parklands Brisbane" on the net.

Cheers

wal

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palmazon

Regarding the title of your thread:

"...makes me wanna holler sometimes & throw up both my hands..."

(Marvin Gaye, Inner City Blues)

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