It had been a couple of years since last visiting the Botanical Gardens. A dull Sunday afternoon was brightened by the sight of some spectacular plants and butterflies! A ray or two of sunshine would have given some justice to the flower images but that was out of my control.;-)
Unfortunately there was not one butterfly to be seen on this walk, weather and a poor season for butterflies in general by all accounts.
This is just how I would like my garden to look.;-)
A lonesome and in moult Peacock! I have just read this on an Animals website, very apt:
A Peacock without his feathers is like a king without a crown, a tiger without its stripes, a cowboy without his boots.
Bands play in the bandstand every Sunday and Bank Holiday from April- October at approximately 2.00pm. I hope to catch one of the performances before the season ends.
There are four glasshouses to explore and enjoy. Exotic Tropical House, Subtropical, Mediterranean and Arid Houses.
A great variety of species of Carnivorous plants were on display. Strangely not many flies were around!!!
I believe this butterfly is a Citrus Swallowtail.
This one maybe a Malachite butterfly.
That is the end of my short trip to Birmingham Botanical Gardens, well worth a visit if you are in the area!