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Twilight tour of botanical gardens

Group of walkers touring the Castlemaine Botanical Gardens.

Wednesday 20 February 2019

A free twilight tour of the Castlemaine Botanical Gardens will be held in March due to popular demand.

The guided tour follows a walk held in January as part of Castlemaine District Community Health’s monthly walk series.

“There was a lot of interest in the January walk but some people couldn’t make it during the day,” said Liza Shaw, Health Promotion Officer, Castlemaine District Community Health.

“We invite anyone with an interest in the beautiful heritage gardens to come along to our first evening tour at the Castlemaine Botanical Gardens,” said Liza.

The hour-long walk will be led by Gillian Miller, Team Leader Botanical Gardens and Urban Horticulture at Mount Alexander Shire Council. It is for all ages and abilities.

“Gillian is a wonderful host and has an incredible amount of knowledge of all the features of the gardens,” said Liza.

“You will get to hear all about the history and care of the gardens while taking a relaxing walk at twilight.”

The heritage-listed gardens are a well-loved community asset. They are home to an impressive collective of native and exotic trees. One of the feature oak trees was planted more than 150 years ago to commemorate the marriage of the Prince and Princess of Wales.

The walk will include a tour of the garden beds, oak and elm avenues, Lake Joanna, grand fountain and more. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Event information

What: Castlemaine Botanical Gardens twilight tour
When: 6.00pm to 7.00pm, Tuesday 12 March
Where: Meet at the Old Tea Rooms at Castlemaine Botanical Gardens, off Downes Road.
Bring: Comfortable shoes, hat and water bottle

Bookings or RSVP are not required. The tour will be cancelled in the event of heavy rain or a Code Red day. For more information phone Castlemaine District Community Health on 5479 1000.


Image: Enjoy a twilight tour around the stunning historic gardens.


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