Royal Botanical Gardens

22.6.14





I’m a tourist in my own city, let’s face it.

I haven’t seen a lot of my country, let alone my city – but I’m working on that. This weekend Kev and I decided to do something a little different. Rather than finding an ocean with neutral colours and touches of beautiful blues, I decided to try adding more colour into my photography.

The Royal Botanical Gardens was the perfect place to go, and I had not yet been there.


Funnily enough I doubted the Royal Botanical Gardens quite a bit. I always thought it was a field filled with trees and flowers – I thought I could go anywhere with trees and pretty flowers. Hence why I never bothered. But the Royal Botanical Gardens was more than just a field filled with trees and pretty flowers.

It was an adventure.

It had beautiful lakes, different pathways leading into different areas of the garden itself and cute cafes. And even canoe rides along the lake.

Can you see how wrong I was about the place now?

Not to mention, it was a beautiful place to photograph. A lot different to what I am used to, but beautiful nevertheless.

25 comments:

  1. Oh how much I love blogs with great photography! And yours is definitely one of them!

    Evelin Kivi

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  2. Your pictures are so atmospheric I love it!! It's like each one tells a story!
    Imogen x

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  3. great shots!! i always love exploring in my own city, it can be so much fun!

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  4. All of your photos are brilliant, but I just love the one with the blanket of leaves.

    I think a lot of us take our home city for granted and never really explore - I certainly wish I experienced a lot more of what London had to offer me before I moved - so it is great that you are doing just that. That, and experimenting with your photography.

    :-)
    Bits & Bobs

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  5. Really lovely pictures. We have a castle in my town and even though I visited lots of times when I was little I really want to go back now with my camera. It's funny knowing that people visit just to see it when I pass it every time I'm on the bus. xxx

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  6. These are such crisp and clear photos! I love them!
    xx,
    Brooke Jordan // Pineapples & Daisies

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  7. Such beautiful images Jess. Your photography is seriously getting killer good! wow!!

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  8. Jes! I can't remember if we spoke about this at the time but you are so right about being a tourist in your hometown. It became so apparent to me when Sam and Emma visited and I sort of got to see Melbourne in a new way. There is so much of it that I don't notice day to day, and take for granted. Like that awesome little lane that Sam stayed in with the Chinese places.

    I love these photos! There is nothing greater than floral photography, in my old lady opinion haha.

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    1. I couldn't agree more. There is so much that we pass without even realising, and taking it all in.

      I need to go on another adventure with my camera through the depths of Melbourne and really take it in. Kev and I already planned another trip to the Botanical Gardens for the day so we can take it in this time.

      Thank you so much! I love floral too in my opinion :) x

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  9. Great, great post! Have a lovely day ;D

    mfashionfreak♥blog

    ohh and I would love to follow you if you'd do the same for me ;)

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  10. Gorgeous pics!! Thank you so so much for all your support during this hard time for Kev and I!! xoxo

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  11. We love heading down to the botanic garden! Great pics

    http://mkstyleramblings.blogspot.com.au/

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  12. These pictures are lovely! I haven't visited the Royal Botanical Gardens in Melbourne but I love the Sydney one!

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  13. Can I just say that I love that picture of the gown autumn leaves?! Like I would frame that and hang it on my wall, that is how much I love it :)

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    1. Emma, you're too sweet really! Thank you so much. x

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  14. beautiful! i love going to the botanical gardens in sydney, so nice for a wander x

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  15. ah, it sounds like such a beautiful place! i love visiting gardens:-) x

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  16. Trips to botanical gardens are always invigorating. It's always great to come out them feeling refreshed!

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  17. Whoa, that looks so gorgeous.. I love places like that. From how you described it it sounds a bit like the common in Boston. I love places like that-- and your photographs are absolutely lovely.

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  18. lovely! botanical gardens are awesome! great photos!
    thanks for stopping by the other day ;)

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  19. I think it's good to be a tourist in your own city sometimes - it's so fun to explore your home as a tourist! Anyway, I love these images! Especially the picture of the tree branch next to the out of focus photo of the same branch. Lovely post altogether! :)

    Technicolour Dreamer

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  20. Your whole blog is so beautiful! And this post is no exception, your photography is absolutely beautiful!

    Beth. x

    Sometimes The Stars

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  21. Some absolutely wonderful photos here!

    Hmm maybe...

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