Some more pics of the botanical gardens
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
From several places in the gardens there are benches strategically placed for people to gaze at the distant view…
These tree ferns are abundant in the garden
I took this pic at the Vumba Botanical Gardens!
It was overcast and cold, the day we visited this awesome garden.
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.
The water was like a mirror…
Love the cute little bridges…
There are benches everywhere..
And the trees…to die for!!!
The aloes were flowering when we worked in Manicaland recently. Below is a ‘natures garden’ at a rather unspectacular place called Kudziwa.
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!)
Below, taken at the Vumba Botanical gardens…
Out walking in the Vumba, I spied that bright red dot clinging precariously to the side of a granite kopjie:
Closer inspection! (Dontcha just LOVE the plant in the foreground – I’d describe it as ‘frazzled’ how I feel, on occasion!)
Taken overlooking Mozambique…Imagine 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.
The bird is a bonus.
This 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!!!)