Where the Eucalyptus story began.... there is a wonderfully informative section of Eucalypts at the Royal Botanic Gardens at Cranbourne, Victoria, Australia. The Eucalypt walk features five gardens displaying some of the well known species.. the Ironbarks, the Box, the Peppermints, the Bloodwoods and the Stringybarks. I can recommend a prizewinning fiction book to read...Eucalypts by Murray Ball. It is an easy fun read.
National Eucalypt Day on the 23rd March celebrates the iconic Eucalypt tree and its special place in the Australian environment and in its cultural history. New Zealand also has wonderful Eucalypts, magnificent in their stature, sometimes providing shade and shelter for animals. I hope this post may inspire readers to photograph a eucalyptus today, there are over 700 species to choose from!
Below are a few of the many photos that i have taken... some in New Zealand, and some in Australia...
See my print on the printmaking page inspired by Eucalypts...