Community and botanic gardens in Australia/New Zealand?
- Subject: [cg] Community and botanic gardens in Australia/New Zealand?
- From: Yvonne Savio <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Fri, 09 Jul 2004 11:27:33 -0700
Hi, Community Garden folks--
I'll be traveling to Australia this October and want to visit community
gardens and botanic gardens. I'm particularly interested in edibles
and perennials. For example, at Adelaide Botanic Garden, I'll want
to visit the Economic Garden, Museum of Economic Botany, and Plant
We'll be traveling by tour train for two weeks between Sydney and Darwin,
with brief scheduled visits to the botanic gardens at Sydney, Melbourne,
and Adelaide. We'll have a couple of days in Sydney at the
beginning of the trip, and then a "free" week following arrival
in Darwin. I'd seen a Victory Garden television program years ago
on the "Botanic Ark" and Queensland Tropical Garden in Cairns,
so thought we might go there. Another option is to go to Perth,
Brisbane, or New Zealand. Too many possibilities for the time we
have, but I'd like your thoughts--or of anyone you might know who would
have some suggestions. Please pass along my query.
Thanks so much!
Ciao for now.
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