05 November 2012

Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney - Part Five



sandstone pavilion



 sundial modelled on the celestial sphere by the herb gardens.  Following information extracted from Royal Botanic Gardens website


40. Herb Garden Sundial
A splendid armillary sphere sundial, 2.4 m tall, 1.5 m internal ring diameter, weighing 1500 kg and made of silicon bronze, was designed specifically for the Herb Garden by John Ward and Margaret Folkard (Sundials Australia, Adelaide) in 1994. Features herbs modelled in clay in high relief by Adelaide sculptor Karen Rumpf from drawings by Gardens’ illustrator Marion Westmacott. Both sundial and herb ring were cast by Dave Mune at the Art Foundry in Victoria. The sundial is dedicated to the memory of the late Malcolm Arnott (1910-1991).




the perfect place to sit and read a while




enjoy the sounds of water splashing and chat awhile; another tranquil setting

16 comments:

Joyful said...

Beautiful.

Hilke Breder said...

Lovely, Carole! Botanical gardens are one of my favorite places to visit. Not only are they beautiful and restful, especially in a busy city, but you also usually find lots of birds.

Jeanne said...

What a gorgeous garden this is! Love your photos Carole! Happy spring to you!

einfachtilda said...

Das sind wunderschöne Fotos, da freue ich mich auf Sommer und hier ist es kalt und grau.
LG Mathilda

TexWisGirl said...

those poppies are so brilliant. lovely, lovely place!

Montanagirl said...

So beautiful there! A nice place to visit.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Those gardens are so beautiful! I would love to visit them.

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Again you've documented a place with few to no people about. What is your secret? :) Looks like my kind of place to visit.

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Marvelous photos from this place and the plants. So wonderful !

Judy said...

Sorry, I could not sit at the bench beside the water for very long at all...
Now, that bench under the ? weeping willow, I could sit there for hours!!
I love those orange flowers, whatever they are!!

Andrew said...

Playing catch up again Carole... what a fantastic place to visit.

Carole M. said...

John, there'll be more people about as I get nearer to the harbour, opera house etc. It was a week-day and upon 64 hectares (30 gardens), generally there is plenty of space between people. Some were doing tai-chi under a tree, still in their business attire and obviously on a lunch-break. Didn't like to invade their space by snatching a photograph, or sleeping flat out under a tree too. People there, but overall, yes it was light-on.

Jan Castle said...

Beautiful....looks just like our Oregon Garden here near Salem, Oregon, USA!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

I would love to visit one day, but how wonderful to be able to visit virtually via your blog.

Liz said...

Gorgeous gardens!! They really are lovely.

Sharyl said...

I think our footsteps have crossed paths, Carole! I've been there. Wish I were there again!