Ten Gables Cottage

Ten Gables Cottage
Ten Gables Cottage

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Beautiful Tropical Garden

Hi Everyone, Recently I went to a very lovely garden near my home called Heathcote Botanical Garden.
It has undergone a good bit of change in the past year or so and I was totally amazed at some of the outstanding displays. I love to go there and paint with other area artists. The garden used to have a special day set aside for artists but now they tell me that any time you want to go there and paint, you are welcome. I must go there soon and spend a day painting.

So, today, I will show you a few of the plants and features there and later this week, I will post more because I took many, many photos! I don't know the names of most of the plants, but the one above is some type of bromeliad.

The above tree is a "monkey no climb" tree! Notice all the sharp things sticking out on the trunk.

Here is another bromeliad growing inside a tree trunk.

A nice water feature has been added and the sound of the water was so soothing. There are plenty of benches in the garden where one can sit and enjoy the sights and sounds.
A beautiful tropical bloom

My favorite color for any flower is purple! I adore this bromeliad because the red and purple together is just stunning and also the shape of the flower.
This one was just breath-taking. A bit of color among all the greens of the landscape. More to come later.


  1. Such beautiful plant material. No wonder you are inspired to go there to paint. I do ope that you share with us your paintings.

  2. Thant last plant looks like something out of a sci-fi movie!

    Are you going to paint a new Blog-header painting for your other blog?