FLORAL Beauty surrounds us, but usually we need to be walking in a garden to know it. Rumi Starkly bare trees in the woods around Anbangbang Billabong, Kakadu NP.Bardedjilidji walk was one of the many awesome short walks in Kakadu.Palm like trees surrounded by sandstone rock formations, on the Bardedjilidji walk in Kakadu NP, Australia.Ants making a meal of native fruits at Nourlangie (Burrungkuy).Nourlangie (Burrungkuy) in the east of Australia's Kakadu National Park.Tree roots doggedly reaching for moisture on the cliffs at Ubirr, Kakadu, Australia.Bubba Wetland in the dry season in Australia's north. Kakadu National Park floods as far as the eye can see in the wet.In Oman's Wadi ShDate palms grow in the narrow valley, under the hillside town of Misfat A Abriyeen, Oman.Sun goes down behind on old tree (Boabab?) on Malawi's Likoma Island, which is in Lake Malawi.Not the 1100 year old masoleum of Ismail Samani, Bukhara. No, the basil. The streets and parks of Uzbekistan's cities are lined with basil, including holy basil.Roses for sale in Chiang Mai, Thailand.Tree roots choke the walls of Tait & Co merchants' building in Tainan, southern Taiwan.Taiwan's Alishan Forest Recreation and National Scenic areas range in altitude from 300m to around 3000. Some of the trees on the trails are many centuries old, and seriously tall. And beautiful.Stuff grows big and quick in Taiwan, with plenty of sun and rain. That may be the biggest leaf I have ever seen. You could wrap me up in it.No idea what it is, but it was big and impressive and in the mountains of Taiwan.Along the forest trails of Taiwan's Alishan Forest Recreation Area, massive 500 year old trees can be seen. I wonder how long this soldier stood?In a garden fit for a king....The opposite bank of the Yamuna River, from the royal garden of Mehtab Bagh, enjoy some of the best views of the Taj Mahal.Only the hardiest survive in many parts of Africa, whether that is the people, the wildlife or the fauna. Namibia has some of the harshest environments in Southern Africa. A lone tree breaks up the flat scenery of Etosha, as the first rains threaten.In Namibia's north-west, petrified trees estimated to be 250 million years old are scattered across the veld. Flooding probably brought the 50-odd cone trees to the area.Palmwag is a wildlife area in north west Namibia, marked with dry, rocky, red landscapes. Hardy shrubs and trees have adapted, and in turn support the areas wildlife.Quiver trees, another peculiarity of the Namibian environment.Not sure what kind of tree, but looks a hardy, water-efficient customer, standing tall in this rocky, dry valley in Namibia's central south.Sand has taken over the abandoned diamond mining town of Kolmanskop, Namibia, piliing up against and inside houses and civic buildings. Desert flora has taken root.Low grassy mounds in Second Lagoon, on the Luderitz Peninsula, southern Namibia, contrasts starkly with the barren hills above it.Flowering succulents in south-west Namibia.Stocky, hardy trees cling to life near the famed dunes of the Namib Rand National Park, Namibia.Weathered and bone dry, the trunk of a tree punctuates Dead Vlei, part of Namibia's Namib Rand National Park.Hardy trees bereft of leaves in the aird north of Namibia, near Epupa Falls.A lotus flower on the Okavango River, Namibia.A forest of stocky trees on the top of Epupa Falls, near the Angolan border in Namibia.Trees clinging to the sides of Epupa Falls.Rainforest can be found on the fringes of Melbourne in many places, like Warburton.The Namib desert hides a huge number of surprises. From Swakopmund, we took a half day plant-watching tour. Super cool!Tiny rock-like plants survive and flower in a desert which gets 2cm of rain a year- sometimes. These delicate things absorb moisture from the coastal fogs.Welwitschia or "tweeblaarkanniedood" (“two-leaf-cannot-die”) in Afrikaans, live in the barren Namib desert for hundreds of years, by extracting moisture from fog. They are in fact a tree species.