Saturday, January 3, 2009

Mt Cotton Rainforest Gardens

To celebrate my birthday today we headed to this privately owned tropical garden in Mt Cotton which is east of Calamvale, where we live, and heading towards Moreton Bay.

The property is owned by Betty Goleby whose late husband John was a minister in the Queensland Parliament. Since they bought the property in 1981, they have done a lot of work to clear black wattle etc and have planted quite extensively. Many of the plants were bought at fairs and fetes that they visited. The gardens are used extensively for weddings and other celebrations.

We had a wonderful picnic in the gardens, the children fed turtles in the dam and we enjoyed looking around at the beautiful flowers, many dragonflies, and colourful butterflies.

We also took a drive up to the top of the mountain on the property, from where you can see Brisbane city as well as Moreton Bay.


Jenny in Durbs said...

Hi Cheryl from Jenny in Durban in SA. I am a follower of Andrea & her blog (Life in Lindfield) and we are very interested in Brisbane
so good luck & enjoy all your new experiences.

Cheryl said...

Hi Jenny. Thanks for your comment and good wishes. I hope that you'll continue to enjoy my blog.