Touring Tasmania – RTBG Orchid House

Inside the Orchid House – Click to Embiggen

This lovely stone building with a glass roof housed all the tropical plants and orchids and featured this lovely fountain in the middle of it.  Had to wait for AGES to get a shot without people – you would think if you saw someone obviously waiting with a HUGE camera in their hand that they might want to take a shot, and possibly get out of the way?

No apparently but I waited and waited and eventually got the shot I wanted.  This is built out of the native sandstone from the island and its a lovely warm stone.

Someone had thrown a camellia flower into the fountain which tickled my fancy so I stood on the edge of the pool to get this shot – I shot at high speed so you can see the water droplets frozen in their falls and splashes which I like.

Then I wandered around admiring the plants and flowers, lots of ferns and orchids and also other interesting things I hadn’t seen before.

This is a hoya and was in full bloom – I only ever manage to kill these sadly as they are wonderful to have in the house

A begonia with amazing furry bits I hadn’t seen before – Click to Embiggen

A mystery orchid, many years ago I could have told you its name but now I would need a reference book.

A flowering bromeliad and an impressive specimen in size too

I think this is an Australian native – appropriately named the Matchstick plant

Then I headed out into the sunshine to the Rose Walk but it was too late for roses but there was a lovely brick wall with archways and this pretty purple thing that I think is a poppy, but I didn’t know they came in purple!

Is it a poppy?

Next stop, the very pretty and serene Japanese Garden.


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10 Responses to Touring Tasmania – RTBG Orchid House

  1. Love your photos Stacy. Poppies come in a variety of colours.

    • lensaddiction says:

      Thanks Raewyn, Ive only ever seen them in the usual red/orange shades plus there is the Himalayan blue one. The purple one was very pretty, I would like it in my garden.

  2. reocochran says:

    This is a wonderful place to visit and love the tropical plants and orchids with the fountain. The place must have felt like paradise.

    • lensaddiction says:

      Yes it was a very pretty building and a surprise that the inside was so nice, a lovely place to sit and relax.

  3. leecleland says:

    The flower photography is fabulous Stacey. No I don’t know if this is a poppy or not, the leaves look a bit poppyish but it is very attractive.

  4. I so enjoy traveling, with you through the eye of your versatile camera and your skill!These are wonderful shots of flowers! The fountain ‘caught in action’ is great! Thanks for sharing things I’ll likely never see in person.

    • lensaddiction says:

      Glad to hear it and stick around I still have half of the island left to cover as well as a couple more days of Hobart!

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