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A few pics from Mt Lofty Botanic Garden summer 2015/16

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Last Tuesday Adelaidians were treated to a botanical wonder in the form of Amorphophallus titanum. The spectical and potential nasal assult caused a short lived period of pandemonium particularly in the streets leading to the car park. After seeing the rare Indonesian flower I decided to explore the garden. I wouldn't normally visit Mt Lofty Botanic Garden during the summer as the risk of bush fire is not worth the hassle. The park is closed more days than open during the summer due to this. The collection at this Botanic Garden is made up of spieces from cool high land climates. The garden is on the north eastern slop of Mt Lofty  and has narrow gullies joining to the main valley with a man made lake. Each gully is dedicated to a different geographic location. The garden is best known for its Autumn leaves, camellia's, azaleas and rhododendrons.

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Jubaea chilensis

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Linospadix monostachya

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Josh-O

great picture tutorial Pip! 

Keep them coming :drool:

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Smells like honey

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Silas_Sancona

Agree w/ Josh.. Awesome pictures Pip. Thanks for the tour :greenthumb::greenthumb:

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That's the last photo. I prefer to visit the garden in winter when all the creeks are flowing and the camellia's are in full bloom although it was nice to walk through the sprinklers on this hot day.

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