Spring has sprung

You don’t have to travel far to see the true beauty of nature at work this month.

The Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan’s famous paper daisies have come into full bloom almost two weeks early than expected this year.

Garden curator manager John Siemon said this year’s field of daisies grew in better conditions than last year’s crop.

“Last year we sowed the seed in April and then we had a huge downpour not long after that had a big effect on the flowers,” he said. “But this year they were sowed in ideal conditions. It’s been the perfect weather.”

Mr Siemon said there had already been a great deal of interest in the flowers from the general public.

“A lot of people think flowers like these only exist in Western Australia,” he said.

“A lot of them are Western Australian natives, it’s a lot easier to travel a few kilometres down the road to Mount Annan than to jump on a plane to find the same flowers in the natural environment in WA.”

Entry is free. The garden is open 8am-5pm.


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