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'Selfish Selfie' Takers Blamed For Ruining Aussie Flower Display Which Took Months To Prepare

'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'.

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Earlier this month, Royal Botanic Garden's director of horticulture, Jimmy Turner posted a photo of their paper daisies.

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.

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"So disappointing, our gardens are not respected as they should be Our horticulturists work so hard, then this."

Credit: Jimmy Turner/Twitter
Credit: Jimmy Turner/Twitter

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

Topics: Community, Australia

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.

 

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