In Adelaide, the Botanic Gardens are part of our lives. We’re introduced to the beautiful gardens in prams, brought in as toddlers to explore, join pre-school visits and school excursions, court in the Gardens, marry in the Gardens, introduce our own children to the Gardens and celebrate anniversaries and milestones here. As we age, perhaps we explore the Gardens more deeply to reveal other sides of its character, introduce our grandchildren, and eventually our children or friends bring us here. The Gardens are as much a gallery of memories as a gallery of plants.
Across diverse environments trees achieve fantastic feats of persistence in the face of tidal and freshwater inundation, drought, fire and cold. In benign situations trees, supported by wood, reach massive proportions and are the largest living creatures on Earth.Read more "Seeing through wood: the tree of life"