Blooming Daffodils. The park is currently enjoying 100’s of flowering daffodils from the community planting day in April. Frank Sydenham had an extensive collection of exotic flowering bulbs when he ran his market garden here many years ago. It’s neat to see his property filled with brilliant colour once again.
If you’re interested in being part of this community project why not come along to the park on September 28th at 1:30pm and spend some time with other like minded people weeding, chatting and enjoying the view.
Cycads Wanted. If anyone has any cycads they would be interested in donating to the park can they please make contact. These plants are needed as part of the gondwana collection and we’d appreciate any specimens large or small.
Did you know cycads typically grow very slowly and live very long, with some specimens known to be as much as 1,000 years old. The cycad fossil record dates to the early Permian, 280 million years ago.
Daffodils in Sydenham Botanic Park, photo supplied by Deanne Hancock.