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Dappled shade in a Parliament House courtyard

Dappled shade in one of the peaceful courtyards sheltered by Parliament House’s wings. Photo: AUSPIC

Fiona Foley (born 1964), Badtjala people, Tribute to A’vang, 2001–2002

The manicured courtyards all feature artworks which are integrated into their design.
Pictured in foreground: Fiona Foley (born 1964) Badtjala people, Tribute to A’vang, 2001–2002, Parliament House Art Collection. Photo: AUSPIC

Close up of water feature in a Parliament House courtyard

Water features and fountains are a feature of many of the courtyards and gardens that beautify the 33-hectare site occupied by Parliament House. Photo: AUSPIC

Parliament House courtyard in winter

Even in winter, when the trees are bare, the courtyards of Parliament House are tranquil and stunning. Photo: AUSPIC

The 'Budget Tree' at Parliament House

This tree is called the ‘Budget Tree’ and it's usually in full autumn attire when the Treasurer of the day stands beneath its branches to hold a post-Budget press conference. Photo: AUSPIC

Formal gardens at Parliament House

Many of Parliament House’s formal gardens are open to the public year-round. The internal courtyards are opened to tour groups and on special occasions such as Open Days. Photo: AUSPIC

Frost on the Parliament House lawns

In all seasons, the landscaped Parliament House precinct has something to offer. Photo: AUSPIC

Internal courtyard at Parliament House

The internal courtyards link the various parts of the building. Each has its own distinctive design and personality. Photo: AUSPIC

Winter blooms in a Parliament House courtyard

Winter blooms in one of Parliament House’s courtyard gardens. Photo: AUSPIC

Clipped hedges and winding path in a Parliament House courtyard

Clipped hedging and winding pathways are common features of many of Parliament House’s 17 internal courtyards. Photo: AUSPIC

Dappled shade in a Parliament House courtyard
Fiona Foley (born 1964), Badtjala people, Tribute to A’vang, 2001–2002
Close up of water feature in a Parliament House courtyard
Parliament House courtyard in winter
The 'Budget Tree' at Parliament House
Formal gardens at Parliament House
Frost on the Parliament House lawns
Internal courtyard at Parliament House
Winter blooms in a Parliament House courtyard
Clipped hedges and winding path in a Parliament House courtyard
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