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Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney January 31, 2007

Posted by theoxymoron in Australia, Travel.
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The first day in Sydney we went to the famous Botanic Gardens near the Harbour. The gardens are a perfect contrast to the busy city life nearby. Visit the album to see more pictures !

Community gardens has been around for a very long time and people coming together to garden on public land is considered to have its origins in the commons of Europe and Great Britain in the early nineteenth century.

Communal gardening in one form or another has been around ever since, with the latest wave of interest beginning in the 1970s. Community gardens now thrive worldwide. There can be as many different types of community gardens as there are reasons for why people participate in them.

The Royal Botanic Gardens are an oasis of 30 hectares in the heart of the city. Wrapped around Farm Cove at the edge of Sydney Harbour, the Royal Botanic Gardens occupy one of Sydney’s most spectacular positions.

The Domain surrounds the Royal Botanic Gardens. In colonial times this land was the Governor’s buffer of privacy between his residence and the penal colony. Roads and paths were constructed through the Domain by 1831 to allow public access. Since that time it has remained a place for the people.

On their website one can find a blooming calendar for the different types of flowers and plants. Each plant is described with pictures and a location where to find it in the large garden area.

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