Since Charles La Trobe in 1846 set aside the natural amphitheatre where our famous Royal Botanic Gardens now sit, they have included many 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. Join Cathy on a visual tour of the early history of the Gardens and their historic buildings, from the Observatory to the Lake via the gate lodges, nursery, bridges, Gardens House and more. Learn about who lived in the various buildings, where the museum of economic botany was kept, building the world’s biggest telescope, and where they stabled the horses that pulled the lawn mowers.
Join Cathy Trinca as she presents her lecture EARLY HISTORY AND HISTORIC BUILDINGS of the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne via ZOOM. Please ensure you have downloaded and signed up to Zoom before the lecture begins https://zoom.us/
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Cathy Trinca is a long-time volunteer with The Friends of TJC and has been President since 2016 as well as a Friend and Voluntary Guide at the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne. She has a lifelong interest in and love of history, botany, horticulture, gardens, and travel. Cathy has combined these loves on a regular basis and travelled to Europe and Asia visiting historic cities, sites, and wonderful gardens. She will present a series of talks for The Friends based on a number of her recent travels as well as a historical tour in our own botanic gardens.
This online lecture is supported by The Friends of TJC
This online lecture is supported by The Colin Holden Charitable Trust
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