Media release: Enjoy a tour of the Botanical Gardens

If you’d like to learn more about the historic Castlemaine Botanical Gardens, meet new friends and get some gentle exercise, come on a free guided tour of the gardens later this month.

Join members of Mount Alexander Shire Council’s Botanical Gardens Team as they take you around the gardens and provide insights into the impressive native and exotic tree collection, significant plantings and formal gardens.

The gentle hour-long stroll is part of the monthly community walks organised by CHIRP Community Health. It is suitable for all ages and abilities.

“The walks are very popular and a good opportunity to get together and explore some interesting destinations in our community,” said Deb McCarthy from CHIRP Community Health.

“We’d love to see our regular participants and warmly welcome any new guests. It’s very inclusive and a nice reason to head outdoors and enjoy some fresh air,” said Deb.

The heritage-listed botanical gardens feature an ancient oak planted in 1863 to commemorate the marriage of the Prince and Princess of Wales. It is one of the oldest known commemorative plantings in Victoria.

Other significant plantings include an Indian Bean Tree, Large-leaved Limes, Jersey Elm and English Oaks.

“We are incredibly lucky to have these gardens on our doorstep. Come along and learn about some of their secrets,” said Deb.

Event details

What:               Walking tour of Castlemaine Botanical Gardens

When:              10.00am to 11.00am on Wednesday 29 January

Where:            Meet at Castlemaine Botanical Gardens Old Tea Rooms

Bring:               Hat and water bottle

Cost:                Free

No bookings or RSVP is required. For more information call CHIRP Community Health on 5479 1000. Please note the walk will be cancelled if there is heavy rain or a Code Red Day.

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