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You can almost hear the kookaburras in central London, reports SIMON WEBSTER.

Australian plants have been arriving in London by the truckload as a team from Kew Gardens assembles an Aussie landscape in the forecourt of the British Museum.

The east coast, the red centre and the granite outcrops of Western Australia are all being squashed into a space the size of a suburban backyard as Australia takes root in the heart of the British capital.


You can see a time-lapse video of the landscape’s construction here and read a blog about it here. There’s also a set of photos here.


The exhibition runs until October 16, by which time all London-based Australians, plant and animal, will be starting to feel the cold.