Otway Herbs Nursery and Cottage Gardens

Hi all,

On our last day in Apollo Bay, we visited Otway Herbs Nursery and Cottage Gardens. A lovely garden nestled at the top of quite a large mountain. This is their private home and backyard. We had a lovely chat with one of the owners, and purchased some nice plants.

The gardens can be a little steep, so you need good mobility! Very lovely though. I found some insects to photograph too, so was extra special ๐Ÿ™‚

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Cheers, Andrew

Insects in spring

Hi all,

Last weekend I visited the Tibetan Buddhist Society in Yuroke, Spring Open day. I found many insects to photograph whilst there, I hope you enjoy!

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Cheers, Andrew

Orange Butterfly

Hi everyone,

It’s been a while, sorry for being so quiet on my blog. I have too busy taking photos in New Zealand ๐Ÿ™‚

Today I wanted to share some photos of butterflies we found in theย Hamilton Gardens. These gardens are stunning, so more photos to come.

These butterflies were flying about the gardens in the gorgeous spring weather. Thankfully they stopped on some leaves long enough for me to get some good photos!

Enjoy!

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Cheers, Andrew

Butterflies at the Zoo

Hi all,

Well winter has arrived in Melbourne, Australia. Definitely not an ideal setting for my favourite subjects insects and flowers! I visited the Melbourne Zoo this weekend and was pleased to find the Butterflies very active in their enclosure. I took these photos of the gorgeous flying insects!

I will now need to get thinking of new ideas for my winter photography, any suggestions?

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Cheers, Andrew

Insects at Lambley Nursery

Hi all,

One of the benefits of beautiful flowering gardens like Lambley Nursery are the insects it attracts. I added some insect photos in my previous post from Lambley, but saved these for a separate post as they are my favourites!

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Cheers, Andrew

Gardens at Lambley Nursery

Hi all,

Recently I visited Lambley Nursery in Ascot, just past Ballarat in Victoria. It takes approximately 2 hours from Melbourne by car. This is a gorgeous nursery specialising in drought tolerant plants. I must say, many of the plants are stunning! Even in Autumn, flowers everywhere! My favourite by far was the Salvia. We purchased quite a few plants too, mostly Salvia’s, so hopefully my garden will look this good sometime!

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Definitely worth a visit if you are interested in some lovely gardens!

Cheers, Andrew

Insects at Como Gardens

Hi all,

Firstly, Happy Easter! I hope you and your family are having a lovely easter.

Last weekend I visited Como Gardens in the Dandenongs. This is a lovely property that is opened to the public two weekends a year in Autumn and Spring. They are gorgeous gardens with a rainforest walk, formal flower garden, lake and a miniature railway!

As you may expect if you have been following my blog, I was on the lookout for flowers and insects. I was not disappointed!

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Bye for now,

Andrew