Palms

Warrnambool Borough Council commissioned William Guilfoyle to provide a plan for the Gardens and approved this plan in1877.  The plan provided for wide winding paths, a lake with islands and tropical foliage.

Guilfoyle used palms extensively in his designs.  The Canary Island Date Palms, Phoenix canariensis, were planted in the gardens and as street trees.  These were the trees that our visiting bat colony favoured for their short sea change in 2004.

There is one Phoenix dactylifera, the palm commercially grown for dates, but it is a male and produces no fruit.  The 30m/100ft Washingtonia robusta, tall thin and impressive are fondly known as Skydusters.

 


Tree ID: 2

Mexican Fan Palm
Washingtonia robusta

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Tree ID: 3

Date Palm
Phoenix dactylifera

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Tree ID: 4

Canary Island Date Palm
Phoenix canariensis

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Tree ID: 6

Mexican Fan Palm
Washingtonia robusta

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Tree ID: 8

Chusan Palm
Trachycarpus fortunei

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Tree ID: 60

Canary Island Date Palm
Phoenix canariensis

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Tree ID: 61

Chusan Palm
Trachycarpus fortunei

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Tree ID: 63

Canary Island Date Palm
Phoenix canariensis

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Tree ID: 64

Canary Island Date Palm
Phoenix canariensis

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Tree ID: 65

Canary Island Date Palm
Phoenix canariensis

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Tree ID: 97

Canary Island Date Palm
Phoenix canariensis

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Tree ID: 101

Mexican Fan Palm
Washingtonia robusta

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Tree ID: 110

Date Palm
Phoenix dactylifera

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Tree ID: 115

Canary Island Date Palm
Phoenix canariensis

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Tree ID: 117

Canary Island Date Palm
Phoenix canariensis

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Tree ID: 123

Canary Island Date Palm
Phoenix canariensis

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Tree ID: 130

Canary Island Date Palm
Phoenix canariensis

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Tree ID: 131

Canary Island Date Palm
Phoenix canariensis

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Tree ID: 132

Canary Island Date Palm
Phoenix canariensis

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Tree ID: 135

Chusan Palm
Trachycarpus fortunei

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Tree ID: 136

Canary Island Date Palm
Phoenix canariensis

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Tree ID: 253

Canary Island Date Palm
Phoenix canariensis

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Tree ID: 254

Canary Island Date Palm
Phoenix canariensis

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Tree ID: 255

Canary Island Date Palm
Phoenix canariensis

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Tree ID: 259

Canary Island Date Palm
Phoenix canariensis

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Tree ID: 270

Canary Island Date Palm
Phoenix canariensis

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Tree ID: 272

Canary Island Date Palm
Phoenix canariensis

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Tree ID: 320

Canary Island Date Palm
Phoenix canariensis

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Tree ID: 321

Canary Island Date Palm
Phoenix canariensis

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Tree ID: 322

Canary Island Date Palm
Phoenix canariensis

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Tree ID: 323

Canary Island Date Palm
Phoenix canariensis

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Tree ID: 353

Canary Island Date Palm
Phoenix canariensis

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Tree ID: 354

Canary Island Date Palm
Phoenix canariensis

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