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Royal Botanic Garden Sydney Australia 2017

"Botany, the science of the vegetable kingdom, is one of the most  attractive, most useful, and most extensive departments of human  knowledge. It is, above every other, the science of beauty."

Opened in 1816, the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney is the oldest scientific institution in Australia and one of the most important historic botanical institutions  in the world.
Visitors to the Royal Botanic Garden: over 3.5million per year
Size of Royal Botanic Garden Sydney: 30 hectares
At its inception the goal of the garden was to style itself on producing English plant species.
This has since beeen turned around for the preservation and promotion of Australian plant speices
There used to be a large colony of Grey-headed Flying-foxes (Pteropus poliocephalus). They were chased away because of the damage they were doing to the trees and plants of garden.
Depending where you are in the garden you can get some splendid views of Sydney harbour and the surrounding districts.
This is the Australian wood duck of which I saw many and they like to nest high up in the hollows of trees.

There is an interesting article on Wood ducks here > Australian wood ducks find trees fit the bill for nesting

The Bird of Paradise or Crane Flower is a very common garden plant in Australia as it is so striking in appearance and relatively easy to look after. It originally comes from South Africa and has spread, with the aid of humans,  to many warm parts of the the world because of its popularity.
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