Gold Coast: Cascades Gardens

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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).

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Aren’t they beautiful?

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.

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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.

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Here’s a close up shot of the same Australian White when it perched itself on a pole near me.

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And here’s another bird I found at the park.

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Some random photos taken at Cascades Gardens (click to enlarge each photo).

I’ll end this post with my favorite photo from this set.

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It was nearing sunset and because it’s the golden hour, I loved how the sun bathed the trees in light.

2 thoughts on “Gold Coast: Cascades Gardens

  1. Pingback: Rosy Trumpet Tree | Thoughts, Tales, and Whatnot

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