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Newcastle Off The Beaten Path: 50 reviews and 98 photos

  Rosy skimmer beside the pond
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  • Rosy skimmer beside the pond - Newcastle
      Rosy skimmer beside the pond
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  • The cactus garden - Newcastle
      The cactus garden
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  • Sir Joseph Banks sculpture - Newcastle
      Sir Joseph Banks sculpture
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  • Reflection in the lily pond - Newcastle
      Reflection in the lily pond
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  • The lily pond - Newcastle
      The lily pond
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I re-visited this place, this time in summer when many of the flowering plants have moved on from their blossoming stage but, not so the cacti.
In addition, it's peak time for dragonflies, one of my favourite photographic subjects. The main one there is called a fiery skimmer but many others can be seen as well, including tau emeralds, rosy skimmers and quite a few I haven't identified yet.
There are many aspects to the gardens and much has been done since I was last there. Indeed, there are many sculptures that weren't there when I last visited.
There's a cafe where light meals and drinks are available if you feel a bit peckish after your walking.

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  • Written Jan 30, 2012
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