On Saturday we took our visitors on what turned out to be a brief trip to the Adelaide Botanic Gardens. We had thought that we would spend a couple of hours or more wandering around, but we didn’t get very far before we happened to notice the blackening skies and decided that it would be better to retreat before we got soaked.
We did manage to visit the Amazon Waterlily Pavilion, and while the Amazon Waterlily (Victoria amazonica) was not in flower, it was nice and warm in there. The photo is of one of the young lily pads which can grow to quite a large size, the one pictured was about the size of a dinner plate.
In the end the rain never eventuated but it was definitely better to be warm and dry than cold and wet.