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Melton Botanic Gardens

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The Melton Botanic Gardens was officially created in 2012 and with the help of dedicated volunteers and council officers it's now a great place to walk and get fit or just wander about enjoying the areas beauty.  It has many gravel paths in and around the various garden areas.  There are extensive plantings of a range of shrubs and trees from across Australia, Southern Africa and the Mediterranean that have a similar climate to Melton.  The gardens also have wide concrete paths circling the lake at the southern end and extending to the MBG Depot and sales area at the northern end.   All this makes for varied walks within the park area showcasing the many and varied plants and flowers.

Al the photos were taken with my Android phone.  The photos are tabled in time order rather than by species, the earliest being taken in 2016.

 

Walk/Location Map

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 August 08 - 2020
Out of the car park and off around the lake, the first bridge over the small creek View north from the bridge after rain (10mm) View south from the bridge after rain (10mm)
Looking right after the bridge View along the path View to the lake
    View of the boardwalk
Walking on the boardwalk New works Room for a table and seats here
  Bridge coming up over the lake outlet BBQ Rotunders
     
  Sponsorship sign The Toilets - Male, Female and Disabled
Aboriginal clans   Water point and car park
Seating area and car park Eucalyptus preissiana ssp lobata - Lobe Fruited Mallee Eucalyptus preissiana ssp lobata - Lobe Fruited Mallee
Eucalyptus preissiana ssp lobata - Lobe Fruited Mallee Eucalyptus preissiana ssp lobata - Lobe Fruited Mallee Eucalyptus preissiana ssp lobata - Lobe Fruited Mallee
 - Lobe Fruited Mallee General view from David and Bard Pye's seat General view from David and Bard Pye's seat
Grassland area Notice shelter  
Eremophila youngi - Emu Bush Eremophila youngi - Emu Bush Eremophila youngi - Emu Bush
Eremophila youngi - Emu Bush General view in Eucalyptus tree area General view in Eucalyptus tree area
General view in Eucalyptus tree area General view in Eucalyptus tree area General view in Eucalyptus tree area
General view in Eucalyptus tree area General view in Eucalyptus tree area Beaufortia orbifolia - Ravensthorpe Bottlebrush
Beaufortia orbifolia - Ravensthorpe Bottlebrush Beaufortia orbifolia - Ravensthorpe Bottlebrush Beaufortia orbifolia - Ravensthorpe Bottlebrush
Beaufortia orbifolia - Ravensthorpe Bottlebrush Lovely flower  
     
  Olearia pimelioides - Showy Daisy Bush Olearia pimelioides - Showy Daisy Bush
Olearia pimelioides - Showy Daisy Bush Olearia pimelioides - Showy Daisy Bush Eremophila Species
Eremophila Species Eremophila Species Eremophila glandulifera
Eremophila glandulifera Eremophila glandulifera Eremophila glandulifera
Erica cerinthoides - Hairy Heath (Pink) Erica cerinthoides - Hairy Heath (Pink) Erica baueri - Bridal Heath
Erica baueri - Bridal Heath Erica baueri - Bridal Heath Erica baueri - Bridal Heath
Another lovely plant    
    General view - Southern African Section
General view - Southern African Section General view - Southern African Section General view - Southern African Section

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August 6 - 2020
Winter Gold Conebush - Leucadendron laureolum Winter Gold Conebush - Leucadendron laureolum Winter Gold Conebush - Leucadendron laureolum
Hakea francisiana - Sandstone Hakea francisiana - Sandstone Hakea francisiana - Sandstone
Hakea francisiana - Sandstone Grevillea petrophilioides ssp magnifica Grevillea petrophilioides ssp magnifica
Grevillea petrophilioides ssp magnifica Grevillea petrophilioides ssp magnifica Boronia crenulata
Boronia crenulata Boronia crenulata Boronia crenulata
Boronia crenulata Lechenaultia biloba - Storm Blue Lechenaultia biloba - Storm Blue
Acacia lasiocalyx Acacia lasiocalyx Acacia lasiocalyx
Acacia lasiocalyx Acacia lasiocalyx Acacia multispicata
Acacia multispicata Acacia multispicata Acacia multispicata
Acacia multispicata Eremophila nivea Eremophila nivea
Eremophila nivea Dampiera linearis Dampiera linearis
Dampiera linearis Dampiera linearis Lechenaultia formosa Orange
Lechenaultia formosa Orange Lechenaultia formosa Orange Lechenaultia formosa Orange
Olearia homolepis Olearia homolepis Olearia homolepis
Conostylis species Conostylis species Conostylis species
Acacia merinthoptera Acacia merinthoptera Acacia merinthoptera
Acacia merinthoptera Platytheca galiodes Platytheca galiodes
Platytheca galiodes Platytheca galiodes Platytheca galiodes
Lambertia inermis Lambertia inermis Lambertia inermis
Lambertia inermis Lambertia inermis Actinodium cunninghamii
Actinodium cunninghamii Actinodium cunninghamii Actinodium cunninghamii
Actinodium cunninghamii Grevillea nivea Grevillea nivea
Grevillea nivea Grevillea nivea Grevillea nivea
Grevillea nivea Grevillea nivea Eucalyptus preissiana ssp lobata
Eucalyptus preissiana ssp lobata Eucalyptus preissiana ssp lobata Eucalyptus preissiana ssp lobata
Eucalyptus preissiana ssp lobata Pimelea suaveolens Pimelea suaveolens
Pimelea suaveolens Pimelea suaveolens Scholtzia spathulata
Scholtzia spathulata Scholtzia spathulata Scholtzia spathulata
Scholtzia spathulata Hakea neurophylla Hakea neurophylla
Hakea neurophylla Hakea neurophylla Hakea neurophylla
Hakea neurophylla Thryptomene nitida - Mingenew Thryptomene nitida - Mingenew
Thryptomene nitida - Mingenew Eremophila foliosissima - grafted Eremophila foliosissima - grafted
Eremophila foliosissima - grafted Eremophila foliosissima - grafted Eremophila foliosissima - grafted
Banksia ashbyii Banksia ashbyii Banksia ashbyii
Banksia ashbyii Banksia ashbyii Hakea invaginata
Hakea invaginata Hakea invaginata Hakea invaginata
Eucalyptus leucoxylon ssp megalocarpa Eucalyptus leucoxylon ssp megalocarpa Eucalyptus lehmannii - Bushy Yate
Eucalyptus lehmannii - Bushy Yate Eucalyptus lehmannii - Bushy Yate Eucalyptus lehmannii - Bushy Yate
Eucalyptus vesiculosa - Corackerup Marlock Eucalyptus vesiculosa - Corackerup Marlock Eucalyptus vesiculosa - Corackerup Marlock
Hellebores Hellebores Hellebores
Hellebores Hellebores Hellebores
Olearia homolepis Olearia homolepis Olearia homolepis
Euphorbia Euphorbia Euphorbia
Looking north from the car park One of the many seats,
this one near the MBG Depot
Easy walking path

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June/July 2020    
The big red tree The big red tree The big red tree
Leucadendron salignum -  Red Devil Conebush Leucadendron The big red tree - General view of Garden
  Kangaroo Paw
    Leucadendron salignum -  Red Devil Conebush
Great concrete walkways through the Gardens Lavender row Eucalyptus albopurpurea - Purple Flowered Mallee
Gravel paths around the garden beds Serruria florida Tagotes lemmonii - Mountain Marigold
     
     
Bushy Yate - Eucalyptus lehmannii    
     
     
Qualup Bell - Pimelea physodes Qualup Bell - Pimelea physodes Qualup Bell - Pimelea physodes
     
Spitfire Sawfly Spitfire Sawfly  
There are many park seats throughout the Gardens Banksia ashbyii blooms Banksia ashbyii blooms
Banksia ashbyii Banksia ashbyii tree Scholtzia spathulata
Scholtzia spathulata Grevillea petrophilioides ssp magnifica Eucalyptus grossa - Coarse Leaved Mallee
Eucalyptus grossa - Coarse Leaved Mallee Eucalyptus grossa - Coarse Leaved Mallee  
     
Eucalyptus lehmannii -Bushy Yate Eremophila Eremophila
  Banksia blooms Banksia blooms
Banksia blooms with Bee Banksia blooms with Bee Banksia blooms - starting out.
Ptilotus   Rainbow lorikeet
Serruria florida Serruria florida Serruria florida
Serruria florida Serruria florida Serruria florida
     
Leucadendron laureolum - Winter Gold Conebush Erica sessiliflora Erica sessiliflora
     
Eucalyptus versiculosa - Corackerup Marlock, WA   Sandpaper Wattle (Acacia denticulosa)
     
Sandpaper Wattle (Acacia denticulosa) Sandpaper Wattle (Acacia denticulosa) Sandpaper Wattle (Acacia denticulosa)
     
Acacia merinthoptera - Zigzag Wattle Acacia merinthoptera -  Zigzag Wattle  
     
     
     
ptilotus obovatus ptilotus obovatus ptilotus obovatus
     
New drink station installed July 2020 Path leading to BBQ areas BBQ area
     
BBQ area BBQ area Sturt Desert Pea - starting to flower
     
     
     
  New Victorian Section being started.  Cain erected by visitors from rocks uncovered by tractors
     
General view from car park General view from car park Sandpaper Wattle (Acacia denticulosa)
     
Sandpaper Wattle (Acacia denticulosa) Eremophila Eremophila
     
Geleznowia verrucosa - Yellow Bells Geleznowia verrucosa - Yellow Bells Geleznowia verrucosa - Yellow Bells
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
Euphorbia Euphorbia Euphorbia
     
White ducks White ducks  
     
    Swamp hen
     
    General view - near depot and showing information area
     
Red Wattle Bird Feeding Red Wattle Bird Feeding Red Wattle Bird Feeding
     
New Holland Honeyeater Feeding. Pink Smoke Heath - Erica sparsa Pink Smoke Heath - Erica sparsa
     
Pink Smoke Heath - Erica sparsa   Spoonville
     
Spoonville Spoonville under the big red tree Sturt's Desert Pea - Swainsona formosa
   
Sturt's Desert Pea - Swainsona formosa Sturt's Desert Pea - Swainsona formosa Eucalyptus caesia ssp magna - Tree
     
Eucalyptus caesia ssp magna - Tree Eucalyptus caesia ssp magna - flower Eucalyptus caesia ssp magna - Flower
     
Black Swan Black Swans Black Swan
     
Black Swan Black Swan Black Swan
     
Black Swans Leucadendron laureolum - Winter Gold Conebush Leucadendron laureolum - Winter Gold Conebush
     
Leucadendron laureolum - Winter Gold Conebush Leucadendron salignum -  Red Devil Conebush Leucadendron salignum -  Red Devil Conebush
     
Leucadendron salignum -  Red Devil Conebush Leucadendron salignum -  Red Devil Conebush Protea Flower
     
Protea Flower Protea Flower Protea Flower
     
Serruria x florida Serruria  florida x Rainbow Lorikeet

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