Luckily we were staying in a hotel just across the street from the park during our long weekend away recently, and we therefore had the opportunity to make almost daily visits. It's a massive park with meandering pathways leading to water features, a huge lake, rolling lawns, native gardens and lots of other themed garden spaces.
One of my favourite spots in the Parklands is the 'Spectacle Garden' and I'm going to share some of the shots I took during one of my meanderings when accompanied by my grandchildren, who absolutely love the place too.
There were huge sways of Gomphrena globosa 'Buddy Purple', which I grow myself in small containers out in my courtyard garden. It was fantastic to see these in mass plantings.
I love the texture and form of these lovely flowers.
Now I know I should know the name of this tropical beauty, but I've gone blank. I'm sure someone will help me out.
Thunbergia mysorensis or Lady Slipper Vine was draped over a pergola structure.
There was one that had white wings as well.
These Bat Plants were planted in amongst the stunning Blue Ginger Plant, Dichorisandra thrysiflora.
Further along in the Spectacle Garden, there were huge drifts of Plectranthus 'Mona Lavender', and the effect was just wonderful. This is a plant I adore as it grows so well in our climate and is virtually fuss-free.
Another of my all-time favourites was planted in several spots, including a plant tower.
I have to admit I took so many photos that I can't possibly post them all on this particular post, so I'll have to do Flower Flaunt Friday Parts Two and Three over the coming weeks. Do come back to see more of the fabulous flowers on show right now at this fabulous park.
I'm joining Tootsie for her Fertilizer Friday / Flaunt Your Flowers meme.
I'm also joining Nix's Floral Friday Fotos