A volcano in our Royal Botanic Gardens? How odd! It may well look like a volcano from the outside, but as in this photo, in the south east corner of the RBG, sits a crater, lined with bluestone and in the past it was used to store water for the gardens before the gardens were connected to the mains water supply in the 1950s.
The crater was full leaf and plant litter and very overgrown. It has been cleaned out, connected to local storm water drains and a boardwalk is being built on the perimeter. Look out for a water feature and floating garden beds too. What an exciting project. I ought to go and have a look.
Pic courtesy The Age.