It’s a sunny Saturday a perfect day for a trip to Brisbane and a walk through the Southbank Parklands. It is almost winter but the Bougainvillea are still flowering. Soft flamenco music drifts through the air from the street musicians. I think they have their eyes on the girls…
While further along this African (?) musician strums his instrument.
Through the Bougainvillea I can see the eye in the sky.
Children play while the adults relax in the shade from the trees.
Others make the most of the sun. I wonder if they are visitors from a colder climate. I hope they have put plenty of sunscreen on.
Then I notice a new area. A herb and veggie garden. Last time I came through, about a year ago, this was under construction.
It has a wide range of herbs that you are invited to sample. A variety of vegetables are growing between the herbs. I spot beans, tomatoes, bok choy, celery and rows of new seedlings just emerging.
This is what their web site says “The Epicurious Garden is a must-visit destination at South Bank for foodies, gardening enthusiasts and all those in-between.
Head along to explore the garden’s exquisite plant life and see what fresh produce looks, feels and smells like; talk to our dedicated gardener volunteers (who are onsite from 7-11.30am on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays) and learn about inner-city gardening; or read our recipe suggestions and learn how to cook with fresh produce in your own home. All produce in the garden is organic, and is rotated seasonally throughout the year.
If you stop by from 7am-2pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, you can also collect free produce from the garden’s harvest cart. The cart operates on first-in, best-dressed basis, so get in early to avoid disappointment.”
What a perfect place for a picnic.
A fish pond is next to the “Epicurious Garden”. Such a peaceful place to sit and relax.
The tranquil Brisbane River flows by. While in another part of the parklands the markets are in full swing.
There is a large choice of places to eat, from take away burghers and chips to fancy 5 star restaurants.
I almost stood on this little water dragon. He certainly wasn’t going to move out of my way and he posed very nicely.
I always find it difficult making a choice when there are so many to choose from. But finally I make a choice and we sit and enjoy, for me lasagna and for Jack grilled fish.
After lunch we go to the art gallery. But that will be another post…
I’m joining Restless Jo’s Monday walkers this week. I’m a day late so I will have to hurry. Do go over and see Jo’s delightful walk in Poland with Meg a blogging buddy, and also check out the other band of dedicated walkers from around the world that have rallied to join Jo’s walking group.