The Royal Botanic Gardens of Sydney are an oasis of greenery next to downtown, just behind the Opera. I love the notice encouraging to walk on the grass, which should put to shame all French parks.
Although my visit took place at the beginning of winter, I caught the last bird of paradise flowers.
All the plants are rather exuberant, like this huge fig tree, the place you would like to build a hut in.
The fern house shows the scale of ferns when they are happy, and its architecture is very interesting too.
The tours of the gardens guided by loving botanists are extremely interesting, focusing on native plants and Australian botanists history.
The red desert is red and green… it was winter, so I even got a few drops of rain.