Monday, April 29, 2013

Picnicking at the Camellia Gardens

One of the great thing about living in Australia is even in autumn you get beautifully sunny warm days and yesterday was one of those so we gathered up the family and headed down to the E. G. Waterhouse National Camellia Garden for a picnic.
The Gardens began as a project under the 1970 Captain Cook Bicentenary program, and the first plantings were made in 1969. They are named after the late Professor EG Waterhouse, a leading world authority on camellias, who lived in Sydney. It contains a national collection of camellias, with over 400 cultivars and species donated and acquired since its first plantings began in 1969, in addition to many other rare ornamental and native plants.
After munching a whole host of delicious picnic foods we took our great-niece to see the ducks and check out the pretty flowers.
As we were surrounded by beautiful blooms I went for a floral outfit. Excuse the squinting eyes in the photos it was a very sunny day and I forgot my sunglasses!
The Fleur wrap dress in English Rose - Heyday
Red cropped cardigan - SES Fashions
Red ballet pumps - Kmart
Pink rose earrings - Bexterity
Red rose (in hair) - Bexterity
Pink rose (on dress) - Kmart
Red Bag - ???

The garden is located at 104R President Avenue, Caringbah South, NSW and is open Monday - Friday 9.00am - 4.00pm andSaturday - Sunday 10.00am - 5.00pm 

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