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).
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.
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.
And here’s another bird I found at the park.
Some random photos taken at Cascades Gardens (click to enlarge each photo).
I’ll end this post with my favorite photo from this set.
It was nearing sunset and because it’s the golden hour, I loved how the sun bathed the trees in light.