Lagoon and Bamboo Grove
Stand in the large Bamboo Grove and listen to it click, creak and rustle in the breeze. This clumping bamboo, Bambusa vulgaris, was planted prior to the development of the gardens. The grove is unique as it is over 100 years old and has not yet flowered. This bamboo is considered precious as when the bamboo flowers it also dies. The cycle will then recommence with the replanting of the bamboo grove.
The nearby lagoon, often covered in purple and pink water lilies, is home to birds, lizards, turtles and eels. Amongst the varied wildlife you will see Brisbane short-necked turtles, saw-shelled turtles, dusky moorhens, egrets, cormorants, pacific black ducks and many eastern water dragons.
View the Lagoon and Bamboo Grove photo gallery as a slideshow, or view the photos individually in the Lagoon and Bamboo Grove set in Council's Flickr account.