The trees with the pink flowers were what attracted me to this garden. I first saw them while on the tram to Broadbeach, so I made a mental note to come here for a closer view of the trees that from afar looked so much like Cherry Blossoms.
Cascades Gardens is one of GC’s most popular parks because of its family-friendly facilities and scenic views.
Here are photos of my “Cherry Blossoms,” which turned out to be a Pink Trumpet Tree (more photos about this lovely tree in a separate post).
One of Cascades Gardens’ picnic areas was dedicated to firefighters Fennel and Watson as I found out through this signage, which was near the bench where I sat.
Across was the Queensland Korean War Memorial.
Cascades Gardens also has a rainforest, and it even has a Flying-fox Colony. After reading that some flying-foxes carry a virus that is potentially fatal to humans (this was in the signage), I hurriedly left the area. Better to be safe than sorry.
One of the reasons Cascades Gardens has scenic views is that a section of it faces the Nerang River.
These two were some of my favorites from this set because of the Australian White Ibis that I think made the photos more interesting. I especially like the one in which its wings were outstretched.
Here’s a close up shot of the same Australian White when it perched itself on a pole near me.
I’ll end this post with my favorite photo from this set.