Vumba Botanical Gardens…

Some more pics of the botanical gardens

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I think it must rain a lot in the Vumba, there were water drains all over the place, and these water features, with their cute little bridges too

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From several places in the gardens there are benches strategically placed for people to gaze at the distant view…

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These tree ferns are abundant in the garden

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Vumba Botanical Gardens…

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It was overcast and cold, the day we visited this awesome garden.

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There were only a few other people, and I was able to amble slowly along the paths, savouring the atmosphere – the silence, the wonderful trees.

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The water was like a mirror…

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Love the cute little bridges…

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There are benches everywhere..

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And the trees…to die for!!!

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Aloes in Manicaland…

The aloes were flowering when we worked in Manicaland recently. Below is a ‘natures garden’ at a rather unspectacular place called Kudziwa.P1190533

The church, where we surveyed for water, is on the top of a granite kopjie. The bright aloes will be faded when the Msasa come out (very soon!)

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Below, taken at the Vumba Botanical gardens…

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Out walking in the Vumba, I spied that bright red dot clinging precariously to the side of a granite kopjie:P1210213

Closer inspection! (Dontcha just LOVE the plant in the foreground – I’d describe it as ‘frazzled’ how I feel, on occasion!)P1210214

 

 

Taken overlooking Mozambique…P1210232Imagine how pleased we were to stay at a (lovely place called Outside Inn) in the Vumba with aloes in prolific flower in the garden. This is the view from the front veranda.

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The bird is a bonus.

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P1210407This is the entrance to ‘Outside Inn’ – only a few kilometre from the Leopard Rock Hotel. It’s a cute little cottage (three bedrooms and two bathrooms, plenty firewood and all to ourselves for $50.00 per night!!!)