Botanic Gardens Trust, Sydney, Australia

Spring Walk at the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney 

The most spectacular free tulip display in the state at the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney is springing into action this season ablaze with blooms complemented by a retro-colour palette.

Royal Botanic Garden and Domain Trust Acting Executive Director Dr Brett Summerell said Sydney-siders and tourists should visit the Garden as the season of love starts to blossom. 

'Steeped in history, the Spring Walk is a must to visit! It was Australia’s first Spring Walk, established in 1856 at the nation’s first botanic garden,' Dr Summerell said.

'There’s wonderful wisterias in full-bloom, the ornamental flowering peaches are about to flower and primulas, pansies, hyacinths and ranunculus harmonise with the ambience of colourful tulips.

'The rambunctious new blooms in reds, oranges, pinks and yellows set the Spring Walk alight,' he said.

Royal Botanic Garden senior horticulturist Paul Nicholson said his team has created a seasonal display of 6000 tulips, 2000 other bulbs (including hyacinths, ranunculus and daffodils) and about 5000 annuals along the Spring Walk.

'Perky pansies in orange and yellow have been planted in the circular garden bed where  scarlet red tulips take centre stage on the Spring Walk,' Mr Nicholson said.

'There are 17 different cultivars of wisteria, a mix of rhododendrons and primulas and a row of ornamental flowering peaches (Prunus persica "Versicolour").

'Apart from the Spring Walk, the whole Garden is looking spectacular and there are tulips to see that are surrounded by camelias if you enter through the Woolloomooloo Gate - which is opposite the Art Gallery of NSW.'

For a glimpse of last year’s display, visit the Spring YouTube show on BotanicGardensTV: http://www.youtube.com/user/BotanicGardensTV

Spring Walk

When: Every day, gates open 7 am, check here for closing times.
Where: Start your Spring Walk at the Garden Shop, Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney

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