Happy Wattle Day, National Arboretum Canberra, and a wedding

Wattle day is the beginning of spring in Australia, and Canberra is just exploding with lovely soft yellow wattle flowers and colourful birds

This was one of the first photos I took when I began my blog in 2014, and I chose the National Arboretum in Canberra at dawn.

The proposal for the site was to have 100 Forests 100 gardens…and this began to be implemented in 2005.

The building in the distance is the Margaret Whitlam Pavilion and when I took this photo, I never dreamt that one day the younger of our two daughters would be getting married in this Pavilion, and in this beautiful setting.

The wedding is planned for spring time, and we are hoping for a sunny day, but we will enjoy the day regardless of weather.

The grassy rolling hills next to the Pavilion always seem to be a big attraction for children.

There will be children at the wedding and I’m sure they will enjoy a run and play after the wedding.

The Village Centre is not far from the Pavilion, and has an Information Centre, a café, a restaurant and a gift shop.

The photos in this post were taken between 2014 to 2020, and since that time we have had some good years of rain, and the trees are flourishing. The National Arboretum has become a wonderful place of recreation for Canberrans and visitors alike.

Needless to say, for our family, this will be an extra special place in our hearts.

Many thanks for taking the time to read my blog, and I hope your gardens are flourishing regardless of rain, hail or snow!

Copyright: Geraldine Mackey: All Rights Reserved.

10 Replies to “Happy Wattle Day, National Arboretum Canberra, and a wedding”

  1. I’m very much looking forward to seeing the changes at the arboretum since my last visit which was “goodness knows when!” The 360 views from the pavilion will be magnificent in spring. What a lovely place to gather for a wedding.

  2. Beautiful spring photos and amazing landscape. I’m positive it will be a wonderful spring wedding with smiles all around. Wishing the new couple all the best life has to offer in their future. Life is certainly a journey which brought you back to this very special place which will always hold wonderful memories.

    1. Thanks Judy, you’ve expressed your comments so well, a beautiful spring wedding will be great. Yes, I agree about life….who knew our lovely daughter will soon be having a wedding in this amazing landscape.

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