Recently we ventured into the city and walked through Barangaroo Reserve. Barangaroo is situated on a headland on the edge of Sydney’s CBD within walking distance of Wynyard Railway Station. The site was previously part of the wharf system when Sydney was a working port.
Barangaroo Reserve is a recreated Sydney Harbour headland park. A wide path follows the foreshore through the Reserve with uninterrupted views of the harbour on one side and extensive grassy areas and large densely planted native gardens on the other.
Over 75,000 plants were used all native to the Sydney area at the time of European settlement.
This is a really impressive achievement that shows off the 84 different species used. One of the grassy areas is dotted with mature Banksia integrifolia trees. One caught our eye with the largest flower spikes we have ever seen on this species (see image). Another flowering specimen was Callistemon citrinus “Anzac” (see image). This was an appropriate addition to the gardens as the Reserve was officially opened during the centenary of Gallipoli.