I visited in Spring and the gardens were at their most glorious.
The Niagara Botanic Gardens feature rhododendrons, seasonal perennials, begonia borders, fuschias, and a rose garden. We visited the Butterfly Conservatory and the floral clock.
built to protect China from the marauding tribes to the north. Construction began in the 7th Century BC
A stunning showcase of landscape creativity, exotic and native trees and shrubs surrounded by perennials and seasonal annuals. Buttchart Gardens are a definite must for your Canadian calendar tour
four wheel driving over sand and rough tracks towards the Wilyabrup seacliffs overlooking the Indian Ocean. The track at times disappears into vast areas of deep sand and we are privileged to see birds and grass trees as well as reptiles and kangaroos.
The early morning surfers were out and the joggers maintaining fitness before heading off to work, we always nod hello as they passed and the tourists at a more leisurely pace, like us, enjoying the moment, before heading back to the Margaret River Beach Resort for breakfast
It was easy to see why this spot was chosen, it was pretty, tranquil and in the heat of summer, lovely and cool. The water tumbled gently over large rocks, which had been worn smooth through the millenium by flooding waters, with potholes in the rock dug by swirling pebbles as the water washed through the valley.
With crystal straws sparkling in the lights and reflecting in the lake, it is like looking at a crystal wonderland. The suspended table, a spectacular crystal decoration weighing several tonnes, hangs from the ceiling. It is believed to be the only one in the world.
The Bastei bridge was built to span a rock formation high above the Elbe River in Germany, in the Elbe Sandstone mountains
traditional Maori experience of the Whakarewarewa Thermal Village at Rotarua, on New Zealands north island, allowed us to get up close to the hot springs, and mud pools and to view the Pōhutu geyser from a short distance