Wednesday 12 September 2012


The George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens are botanical gardens located 2 km North of the CBD of Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia. The gardens cover 42 hectares and are noted for their collections of north Australian and other tropical species.
The gardens were established on their present site in 1886; this was the third attempt by European settlers of Darwin to establish a site where plants of economic importance could be tested for their suitability in the tropics. Initially the collection of the gardens was focussed on economic gardening and the ornamental plantings. The gardens were severely damaged during Cyclone Tracy in 1974, 89% of all plants were lost.

Restoration after the cyclone was led by George Brown, who had worked at the gardens since 1969 and served as curator from 1971 to 1990, and became Lord Mayor of Darwin in 1992 until 2002. The gardens were renamed in 2002 to recognised George Brown's contribution and 32 years service to the development of the gardens. In 2000 Darwin's historic former Wesleyan methodist church was moved from Knuckey Street and reconstructed at the Gardens. It is the oldest surviving building in Darwin.

This post is part of the 
Water World Wednesday meme,

And also part of the Outdoor Wednesday meme,
And also part of the Nature Footsteps Waters meme.


  1. Oh I would so love to spend the day there. We are fortunate to have quite a few botanical gardens in our area...I just love them. Beautiful tour through your photography..thank you.

  2. Enjoyed the garden cyber tour.
    Joyce M

  3. Thank yo for taking us with you through these beautiful gardens!

  4. Beautiful waterpictures and flowers.

  5. The gardens look beautiful. Your close ups of the flowers are stunning.

  6. Awesome place and the flower after hibiscus looks like teeth, is it not a human eating flower? ^_^ Lovely flowers you found in there. Thanks for sharing.

    Visiting from Water World Wednesday

  7. Nice! Fun to see new species we dont have around here. Thanks for sharing :)

  8. looks like a nice place to relax..:)

    Dropping by from Water World Wednesday…Baby Lifeguard

  9. wow, that´s a gorgeous place. And some great shots too.
    Thanks for joining NF Waters. :)

  10. Great shots and what a photogenic locale!


    Delightful capture!


  11. Wow what a beautiful pic!!
    Thanks a lot for this posting.
    keep it up.

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