Beautiful autumn colours is one of the reasons to look forward to and celebrate the season. For example, in Japan celebrating autumn is a particularly major event. There are many traditional celebrations and festivities taking place throughout the country during the fall harvest season.
However in Sydney leaves don’t get quite as vibrant as in some regions in the Northern Hemisphere. But fortunately, there are still places where we can go and catch glimpses of those beautiful reds, golds and oranges before the foliage fall from the trees.
One such place is Mount Wilson in the Blue Mountains. Many visitors including avid photographers flock to the gardens at Mount Wilson during autumn. The best time to go is around late April to early May. Some gardens allow you to pack a picnic and enjoy the surroundings while you enjoy your lunch. Others have cafes on site where you can order light refreshments such as scones and tea.
If you are in Sydney or planning a visit to Sydney during autumn, why not include Mount Wilson and surrounding areas in your itinerary?
Celebrate beautiful autumn colours with flower arrangements
Taking inspiration from nature, I incorporated some gold-sprayed palm leaves with leucadendron and nandina in my Japanese-inspired flower arrangement. This was on display during an exhibition by Sogetsu Ikebana NSW at The Calyx, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney from 26 April – 5 May 2019.