Located immediately outside the Wooloomooloo Gates to the Royal Botanic Gardens on Mrs Macquarie's Drive, is this simplest of fountains. The simplicity attracted, before the geometry magnetised.
The bird is a White Ibis, endemic to this city for the last decade of drought, and, I fear, never to be banish-ed. During the drought, the Trustees determined to re-orient some of their plantings to encourage domestic gardeners away from northern hemisphere yearnings, and to open their eyes to the beauty (and wisdom) of gardening with less moisture. During this period, this 1873 entry-way was relandscaped.
Coming Soon: Autumn of the Arts in our Gardens
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