Desert peas bloom at Buronga’s Australian Inland Botanic Gardens

Nora Snow, 8 months old, Henry Snow, 2, and Jack Snow, 3, of Curlwaa, enjoy watching Sturt Desert Peas flower at the Australian Inland Botanic Gardens.  Picture: Louise Barker

Nora Snow, 8 months old, Henry Snow, 2, and Jack Snow, 3, of Curlwaa, enjoy watching Sturt Desert Peas flower at the Australian Inland Botanic Gardens. Picture: Louise Barker

NATURE enthusiasts have the opportunity to view the spectacular Sturt desert peas which are now in full bloom at Buronga’s Australian Inland Botanic Gardens (AIBG).

The native Australian flower has been grown at the gardens for around eight years, and the collection now includes the white variation which was planted in October last year, as well as the rare pink mutation which was found in the gardens in 2017.

AIBG volunteer Gwen Wilkinson has cared for the peas for the past four years and said maintaining the species has been a labour of love. 

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