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Take a guided stroll around the Botanical Gardens

Group of walkers touring the Castlemaine Botanical Gardens.

Wednesday 2 January 2019

If you want to learn more about the Castlemaine Botanical Gardens join a free guided tour in January as part of Castlemaine District Community Health’s monthly walk series.

“We organise community walks every month and the annual botanical gardens walk is always very popular,” said Liza Shaw, Health Promotion Officer, Castlemaine District Community Health.

“The gentle hour-long walk is a lovely way to meet new people. It’s for all ages and abilities.”

The tour will be led by Gillian Miller, Team Leader Botanical Gardens and Urban Horticulture at Mount Alexander Shire Council.

“Gillian has tremendous knowledge of the gardens including the significant trees and plantings,” said Liza.

“Everyone is welcome to come along and learn about the historic gardens while getting some exercise,” she said.

The heritage-listed gardens are home to an impressive collective of native and exotic trees including an ancient oak planted in 1863 to commemorate the marriage of the Prince and Princess of Wales.

The gardens feature formal garden beds, oak and elm avenues, Lake Joanna, a grand fountain and more.

While there is plenty of shade in the gardens, don’t forget to bring your hat and water bottle.

Event information
What: Botanical Gardens Walking Tour
When: 10.00am – 11.00am, Wednesday 30 January
Where: Meet at the Old Tea Rooms at Castlemaine Botanical Gardens, off Downes Road

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: Learn some of the fascinating history of the Castlemaine Botanical Gardens on a free guided tour.

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