The owners of this worst (which is so toxic now, even mosquitoes won’t breed in it) pointed me to this quaint worst in Bassendean, the Arboretum, where signs wishfully depict fantasy examples of WA plant habitats. Very sad. And even sadder is the derelict bridge where you would have been able to cross from the northern Jarrah forests to the Mallee Heath. Now you have to take the long way round via the Karri forest.  AND even sadder than that are the numerous plant guards, now protecting dried sticks, which seem to have been planted without any thought of watering. This is on Broadway Street Basso.

About AHC McDonald

Comedian, artist, photographer and critic. From 2007 to 2017 ran the culture and satire site The Worst of Perth
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18 Responses to Arboretum

  1. Caribou Bob says:

    oh god, makes me wish i’d been arboretumed instead witnessing this well worst.


  2. munkipants says:

    yep, a shameful worst indeed. quite depressing actually especially the sad, tired bridge of death.


  3. flynn says:

    hope the plastic bag is biodegradable.


  4. Cimbali says:

    A pinch and a punch for the first of the month LA and a new pic on the TWOP calendar.


  5. David Cohen says:

    Magnificent TLA – you should do Darfur.


  6. graham says:

    Is it “wishfully” or “wistfully”?
    Anyway, I like seeing the ruins of once proud civilisations for some reason.


  7. WAtching says:

    For the best views of “The Arboretum” drive South on Tonkin Hwy. Simply beautiful. Sweeping view across the river to the duplexes and horse trailers of Redcliffe.


  8. Bento says:

    They look like registered lawns.


    • Bento says:

      Fuck me, this daytime embargo’s got me all out of form. If I’d thought about it a minute, I could’ve gone with:

      Registered Lawns of the Lower South West


      I’m pleased to see no cars are parked on those registered lawns

      or even:

      Not you Greg, CHEERS.

      But, no, I went with:

      They look like registered lawns.

      And now I look like a fucking retard.


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