Sunday, 9 October 2011

Botanic Gardens, The Sydney Fernery

The Sydney Fernery in the Royal Botanic Gardens was opened in 1993, on the site of earlier ferneries. The fernery provides a moist environment for various species of ferns by filtering light and protecting from extremes of frost and heat. A glimpse of nearby office buildings can be seen through the grills of the arched roof.

23 comments:

  1. A fernery! I would love this section of the gardens.

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  2. I would like to live in this oxygen heaven.

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  3. It is a wonderful fernery, Jim, but oh so clammy. I am always in a hurry to get to the outside air once more.

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  4. Lindo lugar! Um ambiente próprio para essas plantas!

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  5. So green! Super pretty as well.
    Visiting Sydney sounds like fun...

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  6. Beautiful lighting effects on a fascinating place!

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  7. That is one amazing building, and no doubt about it. That blue sky is amazing.

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  8. Oh, yes! An amazing blue sky and what a beautiful place! I, too, would love this section of the gardens! Marvelous captures as always, Jim! Enjoy!

    Sylvia

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  9. A beautiful image. In Rio de Janeiro we have a spectacular Botanical Garden and, soon, I intend to put pictures of it here.

    Greetings from Roberto

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  10. I would love to see the fernery. The look of it makes me think of science fiction illustrations of glassed-in colonies on distant planets or on the moon.

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  11. Great -- beautiful picture -- I always love the way greenhouses smell.

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  12. Love the roof of this botanical garden -so airy!

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  13. The battle of nature versus commerce is always good to see..Nice shot Jim.

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  14. Wonderful shadows, Jim. I've never heard the word "fernery" before. Delightful place.

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  15. Shadows everywhere in your photo!

    SHADOW PLAY

    Shadows like horses, shadow likes chicks,
    Shadows like houses built with red bricks;

    Shadows much taller than a high wall—
    No matter their shape, I love them all!


    © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

    Shadowy Skeleton

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  16. Beautiful shadow capture!

    Late visiting for shadow shot, please visit my entry when you get a chance. Have a good week ahead!

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  17. It always feels so steamy in there. I love the ferns but am glad to get outside most of the time.

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