Where To See Melbourne's Jacaranda Trees In Full Bloom
You have to give it to Mother Nature - she knows how to put on a show. When you’re standing under a canopy of abundant lilac blooms that flood suburban streets with a spectacular burst of freshness and colour, and blanket the ground with their vibrant hue, there is a little bit of magic in the air! Jacaranda season comes to life in Summer, adorning the landscape with large trees covered in vivid purple flowers and, as legend has it, blessing you with good fortune if a blossom lands on your head.
Jacarandas only flourish in the warm summer months, so it's not until December that Melbourne can see these amazing trees in all their glory, and they only last for up to two months, so best to see them early! Due to the generally cooler climate they are not as prolific as they elsewhere in Australia however, you can experience this unique purple phenomenon at a couple of special spots around the city.
University of Melbourne
In Summer, the streets of the university campus are awash with jacaranda trees, creating a stunning display of this enchanting floral splendour. The historic uni grounds make a grand backdrop for capturing this summer spectacle.
Royal Botanic Gardens
The mighty Jacarandas at Melbourne’s Botanic Gardens are the best you will find in the city and it is the perfect place to enjoy their majesty. Bask in the serene surroundings of the Gardens among the most beautiful flora.
Parliament Garden Reserve
Take a stroll through Parliament Garden Reserve in East Melbourne and you’ll find a collection of jacarandas lining the walkway of this pretty park. It’s a sweet little spot to retreat from the city and witness this fleeting bloom.
Jacarandas trees also line Murray Road in Preston and Holden St in North Fitzroy and have been spotted in Carlton Gardens, Greensborough, Moonee Ponds and Heidelberg.
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