As a keen gardener a visit to the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens always gives me great pleasure, regardless of the season . The gardens were established in 1818 and are Australia's second oldest Botanic Gardens and is a nationally significant site recognised for it's cultural landscape and heritage values.
The rotunda provides a great vantage point to absorb the beautiful, tranquil surrounds. I hadn't been to the gardens in Winter for many moons and had forgotten just how stunning they are with their quiet Winter glow.
I can spend many hours simply wandering , admiring the landscape and discovering new, hidden treasures.
Our new discovery this time was The Japanese Garden , hidden in a corner of the gardens that we had not explored previously. The Japanese Garden was designed by Kanjiro Harada from Yazu in Japan . which is Hobart's Sister City. Now I have discovered this garden I hope to return later in Spring when the azaleas are in full bloom , I am sure they will be quite spectacular.
Admiring one of my favourite Winter flowers , the camellia .White camellias were a favourite of Coco Chanel and became her symbol and a recurring element in many designs. Like her I admire their elegant simplicity .
For my visit to the gardens I wore my black Moyuru pants , black knit and coat from Style Butler, a black vintage hat with scarf attached and long black leather gloves.
Joining Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday