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Best spots for the turning of the leaves?

By johnboy - 20 April 2009 16

So Canberra’s deciduous foliage is pretty much at its autumnal best at the moment.

For those looking to get out and about admiring the pretty colours where are your favourite parts of town at this time of year?

What’s Your opinion?


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Best spots for the turning of the leaves?
GardeningGirl 1:17 am 21 Apr 09

This book has a list in the back of tree varieties planted in the streets of Canberra. I own a copy but don’t have it at the moment 🙁 Great book.

http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/1505385

Kramer 10:31 pm 20 Apr 09

Anyone know of a street in Canberra with Trident Maples (Acer Buergerianum)? I’m currently landscaping my yard and looking for a tough, deciduous tree, and would like to see a mature one in colour.

Kramer 10:13 pm 20 Apr 09

Yep, can confirm from first hand experience there is lots of reddish dirt at Red Hill.

I agree the old inner city suburbs are good for the trees, and also around Yarralumla.

neanderthalsis 5:12 pm 20 Apr 09

I do love the view on Barry drive as you crest the hill and get a nice view of the treetops in Turner, O’Connor and Lynham.

Other than that, Barton and the Parliamentary Triangle have some nice spots.

GardeningGirl 4:34 pm 20 Apr 09

Jivrashia said :

The “Red” in Red Hill seems to imply the redness of the deciduous trees, but apparently it’s not, because the suburb was named so before those trees were prevalent in the suburb. There’s a rumour that it actually refers to the red clay found in the area, but then no one has been able to confirm this either.

I can’t quote a source but I grew up in Canberra and that’s what I’ve always been led to believe.

PURSUTE 3:27 pm 20 Apr 09

If you’re up for a bit of cycling, one of the best views in Canberra IMHO is on the section of cycle path between Scrivener Dam and Glenloch Interchange. There is a creat little spot to stop and admire at the top of the hill.

Pommy bastard 2:12 pm 20 Apr 09

Swaggie said :

First PB now you JB (assuming it’s yours) – does no one know how to take a picture with a level Horizon these days 🙂

Ouch! 🙂

I love the area around the “John Knight Memorial Park” on lake Ginninderra. I must try to get out there with my picture box soon.

Feathergirl 1:45 pm 20 Apr 09

Cotter bend is lovely any time of year and with the newish paths easy to get around. Lots of ducks too – as I know Rioters like to see the ducks about. The BBQs have less wee on them than others about town too.

Swaggie 12:55 pm 20 Apr 09

First PB now you JB (assuming it’s yours) – does no one know how to take a picture with a level Horizon these days 🙂

Holden Caulfield 12:06 pm 20 Apr 09

Alongside the lake, esp in front of the National Library and the Gallery.

vg 11:40 am 20 Apr 09

Anywhere ‘old’ Canberra. Close to the lake. Barton, Kingston, Ainslie, Braddon etc

Jivrashia 10:50 am 20 Apr 09

Red Hill Drive that overlooks the suburb of Red Hill (the redness of the leaves should be at its peak in the next week or two).

The “Red” in Red Hill seems to imply the redness of the deciduous trees, but apparently it’s not, because the suburb was named so before those trees were prevalent in the suburb. There’s a rumour that it actually refers to the red clay found in the area, but then no one has been able to confirm this either.

But, whatever history might hide, head for the Red Hill for the beautiful reds.

54-11 10:50 am 20 Apr 09

I reckon all around the Woden cemetery is nice – very peaceful, too!

Thumper 10:49 am 20 Apr 09

Wow! great shot. is that down on the lake in that pretty little weed encircled bay near Yarramundi reach?

Woody Mann-Caruso 10:47 am 20 Apr 09

Dunrossil Drive. Park down the end near the GG’s house, dawdle over the bridge, walk along the lake, browse the nursery, wander back.

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