The Botanic Gardens team has been working hard to prepare for a major celebration of plants on National Botanic Gardens Day on Sunday, May 30.
The volunteers are joining more than 100 botanic gardens across Australia and New Zealand to host their sixth Botanic Garden Day celebration with an invitation extended to all.
The legendary Potty Potters have been busy preparing an abundance of plants for sale from 8am until 2pm – or until sold out – and, as usual, there will be a sausage sizzle to tempt the taste buds. Follow the “Plant Sale” signs through the Gardens to the large propagation enclosure at the southern end.
ABOVE: The Potty Potters team have been working hard to have a wide variety of plants available for sale on BGANZ Day.
Plants will be available for as little as $5 and card payment will be available.
The team is looking forward to a record attendance at the event in the 11-hectare site on Forsythia Drive, with a wide range of plants propagated directly from the Gardens collection.
All funds raised from the plant sales and other events on the day go directly to maintaining and improving the Gardens.
The team have planned some exciting activities for children in Sooty Owl’s Creekside Trail. The trail is a wonderful educational path filled with signs explaining how a rainforest environment works. There is also the amazing “thong gong” for children to play tunes, a crooked house and water wheel, a water pump and a space for exchanging questions.
ABOVE: Volunteers take a rest while working to prepare Sooty Owl’s Creekside Trail for Sunday’s festivities.
The new Upper Hillside Walk is almost complete with large interpretive signs now in place explaining about the Mountain before and immediately after white settlement. The planted forest surrounding the Walk is made up of trees and shrubs that existed on the Mountain before white settlement.