Immerse yourself in the wonderful scents, colours and shapes of spring.
Backed by the Macquarie Wall, the Spring Walk began in 1855 as a collection of azaleas planted by Charles Moore. Azaleas remained the Spring Walk's dominant planting during the 20th century but were increasingly affected by pests and diseases. In 2004 they were replanted with a palette of spring flowering plants including azalea-like Rhododendron species better suited to Sydney’s climate.
The Spring Walk will again dazzle your senses with colour and scent as we have planted a cottage mix of annuals including Ranunculus asiaticus ‘Mache Series Mix’ (Buttercup), Primula malacoides ‘Lollipop Mix’ (Primrose), Linaria ‘Enchantment Mix’ and Viola ‘Sorbet Yellow Blotch’.
Look out for the many floral shades of pink, white, yellow, blue and magenta in the bedding plantings providing a great display in August and September.
Keep an eye out for the Armeria ‘Morning star’, Armeria ‘Splendens’, Astrantia ‘Ruby cloud’, Astrantia major, Aubrieta 'Cascade', Geranium ‘Mavis Simpson’, Nepeta ‘Walker’s low’, Aquilegia ‘Blue Star’, Aquilegia ‘Lemon Star’, Dianthus ‘Maple Glen’, Geranium sanuineum ‘Album’, Delphinium ‘Astrolat’.
Many varieties of Wisteria, Rhododendrons such as, R. cilicalyx from China and a host of other spring flowering shrubs create a romantic avenue of flower and fragrance.
If you venture over to the Southern Africa Garden, then be sure to look out for the spring bulbs such as Babiana, Spiraxis, Moraea and Amaryllis. Also spectacular in spring is the native meadow of pink Paper Daisies in the Bicentenary Garden.
Along the Macquarie Wall, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Public transport recommended. Limited parking available