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Dogwood

 

At the entrance to the Botanical Gardens

Dogwood

 

At the entrance to the Botanical Gardens

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Bel arbre fleuri.
Tom Wilson: Merci, Martine.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 6 May 2020, 02:55
It is an inviting entrance, Tom.
Tom Wilson: Yes, it's very pleasing.
I do love dogwoods!
Tom Wilson: There is some doubt about whether this is dogwood - but, whatever it is, it's very pleasing.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 6 May 2020, 04:55
A charming compact tree
Tom Wilson: A nice little tree for the urban garden.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 6 May 2020, 06:40
Are you going to give us a tour, Tom?
Tom Wilson: I've taken up your suggestion, Lisl - as you'll see from the next pics.
Very pleasing tom
Tom Wilson: It is isn't it?
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 6 May 2020, 07:38
That is a happy welcome, Tom. What a wonderful tree that is.
Tom Wilson: Yes, small, compact and flowering - ideal for almost any garden.
  • Chad
  • Somewhere+in+deep+space
  • 6 May 2020, 07:42
If I win Euromillions I will build you a house in the botanical gardens Tom. Of course I will have to cross the council’s palm with silver.
Tom Wilson: Mmm. There probably wouldn't be many of your Euromillions left after that, Chad smile
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England
  • 6 May 2020, 14:54
Interesting that all university cities seem to have botanical gardens...l suppose they are really for botanical research ... Public access is a real bonus.
Tom Wilson: In this case the Gardens pre-date the university by a considerable time:
"Thomas Dunn, the then Master Cutler, called a public meeting in June 1833 following a petition signed by 85 local residents concerned about the lack of public open spaces and facilities to promote both healthy recreation and self-education in Sheffield. It was resolved, at the meeting, to develop a Botanical Garden." The Gardens opened in 1836 and the university was established in 1904.
That is rather a nice entrance, I'm assuming there is another flower bed on the other side of the gateway.
Tom Wilson: Indeed there is - and another example of the same tree.
  • Louis
  • South+Africa
  • 6 May 2020, 16:02
Botanical gardens are my best places to photograph birds.
Tom Wilson: Birds are not as numerous in the Gardens as they used to be, but it is still a good place to spot them. Of course, they tend to be small and high in the trees, making spotting and photography pretty difficult!

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