'Selfish Selfie' Takers Blamed For Ruining Aussie Flower Display Which Took Months To Prepare
Putting on a flower display takes months of hard work because you have to sow the seeds, have the right fertiliser and ensure the conditions are just right for growing.
So you can imagine the pain and heartache organisers of the Spring floral show at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney are experiencing after seeing 'selfish' spectators trample through the carefully manicured garden for a 'selfie'.
Earlier this month, Royal Botanic Garden's director of horticulture, Jimmy Turner posted a photo of their paper daisies.
Spring has sprung @AustralianBG The Paper-Daisies are bursting into full flower this week. Our amazing horticulturists have been working on this display since last autumn and it has turned out perfect this year.- Jimmy Turner (@TexanInOz) September 4, 2019
Rhodanthe chlorocephala #Asteraceae pic.twitter.com/Hr6tVAuusM
He wrote on Twitter: "The Paper-Daisies are bursting into full flower this week. Our amazing horticulturists have been working on this display since last autumn and it has turned out perfect this year"
A little more than a week later, Jimmy has revealed how arrogant people can be just to get a picture.
He added onto a thread of the original post, saying: "Well we did have the perfect Paper Daisy display @AustralianBG until visitors decided that their #SelfishSelfies were more important & trampled the plants everywhere.
"So disappointing, our gardens are not respected as they should be Our horticulturists work so hard, then this."
The updated photos show large dents in the flower display where people have trampled through or left heavy objects on.
This is why we can't have nice things.
The floral display in Western Sydney is only on for two months, meaning visitors have a narrow window to see everything on show. That doesn't mean trudge through everything just so you can get a quick picture for the gram.
There's no word whether the Royal Botanic Garden will remove that section completely or try and fix it in time before the show shuts at the end of October.
Featured Image Credit: Jimmy Turner/Twitter