For most of the year, you never notice them. Then come October and November, bright purple patches start dotting Sydney's suburban vistas. The flowering season of the South American import Jacaranda tree has become a time to be eagerly anticipated here and in other parts of subtropical Australia such as in Grafton who celebrate with a Jacaranda festival.
I live near Lidcombe and when I catch the train from Berala there is a beautiful Jacaranda tree which has a mixture of purple and american beauty colours together (very unusual). This is located at the local pub in the outdoor area near the car park at Lidcombe station on the right hand side when travelling on the train from Berala
The most beautiful and maybe the oldest ard at warwick farm trackside. Branches sweep down nearly to the ground making it a gorgeous place to sit and contemplate. You can see them when you visit the trackside Farmers Market running each and every Saturday 7.30 till 12.
Clubb Street Rozelle on the left hand side of the road approaching King George Park and Callan Park grounds.
They weren't there when my husband and sister-in-law lived in the street during the 1940's -1960's. Often wonder who planted them.
I saw them the last three
years when I participated in the 7 Bridges Walk - last Sunday of October.
Our best man's great grandfather planted the first Jacaranda trees in Grafton NSW. He was a horticulturalist.