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 🙂
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?
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!
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!
Definitely worth a visit if you are interested in some lovely gardens!
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!
I visited the Melbourne Royal Botanic Gardens with a friend last Saturday afternoon. Whilst there I found some flowering plants that were attracting bees and other insects in the droves! I hit the jackpot!! Here are some of my favourite photos:
I found these insects in the garden the other day. I was very excited as I haven’t had the chance to photograph a Praying Mantis or Caterpillar so far, so it was quite fun! What do you think? Click the photo if you want to see them bigger.