On this “walk & talk” excursion, Cathy Trinca, former President of The Friends of The Johnston Collection, plus both a guide and a friend of the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, will take The Friends on an exclusive garden walk exploring more of the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne.
These gardens have been a treasured part of Melbourne’s cultural life for more than 176 years, since 1846, when Lieutenant Governor, Charles La Trobe, set aside the natural amphitheatre where our famous Royal Botanic Gardens now sit, with the gardens, many interesting man-made structures and buildings, as well as magnificent plantings. From Baron von Mueller’s aviaries and formal structures and gardens to Guilfoyle’s Victorian follies, rockeries and gazebos, many of these historic and treasured structures survive.
The tour will take us around parts of these beautiful gardens that are home to amazing and diverse plant collections such as camellias, rainforest flora, succulents and cacti, roses, Californian species, herbs, perennials, cycads and plants from Southern China. Guilfoyle's Volcano offers visitors a fabulous precinct to explore. The Gardens are also a natural sanctuary for native wildlife.
Join Cathy for a leisurely afternoon stroll through the eastern part of the gardens to hear more about the history of the gardens before enjoying some afternoon tea refreshments.
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