Tropical Far North Queensland by BlossomFlowerGirl

Queensland Time

Floriade of Flowers

Tropical Far North Queensland

This is about my holiday from Cairns to
Laura, on the lower Cape York Peninsula from
September 2008 to October 2008. Going from Melbourne to Cairns to Port Douglas, to Cooktown and Laura, Cape Tribulation and all the bits in between, and finally back to Cairns for my flight home.

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20. Atherton Tablelands - Tea House Gardens

Tuesday 23 September

The gardens surrounding the Lake Barrine Tea House are magnificant, with ferns, kauri, and brightly coloured tropical plants.

Tea House Ferns

A Shady Spot


The Elkhorn fern is an epiphyte, growing on the trunks and branches of trees. Each plant is composed of a mass of plantlets. A plantlet consists of a nest leaf 12-30 cm wide, lying against the bark of the host tree. The nest leaves of neighbouring plantlets overlap one another.

Cordyline Rubra

I saw many of these bright red leafed plants in Queensland - they are hardy and drought restistant and can grow in either full sun or part shade.


This is a collage of some of the flowers in the garden.

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