So, I spent an hour in the botanics last Friday. It was a very rainy and humid hot day, but the gardens were full of flowers which more than made up for the hard work of walking there in the tropical weather. The best display was the pond by the Chinese Garden that had the most magnificent lotus flowers in various stages of blooming beauty (see above)! There were also many exotic brightly coloured flowers, however, my second favourite display was a lilac lily type flower that was covered in misty dew. My third favourite display was the (quite extensive) begonia beds that showcased every possible type, breed, colour, size and shape of begonia that you could ever wish to see.