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AN EASTERN PARK MYSTERY SOLVED

Not all the stories of the Geelong Botanic Gardens and Eastern Park are about Gardens, trees and the way the Botanic Gardens were managed. Some, like this one that I came across during my research are about the people who … Continue reading

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In the beginning …

In the beginning was a bare hillside to the east of the town… The story of the origins of the Geelong Botanical Gardens (as it was then known) was first told by George Jones in his book “Growing Together, a … Continue reading

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Follow your nose – to the Geelong Botanical Gardens

What’s that smell? Today it is definitely Spring (although that may not be the case tomorrow). The sun is shining, the birds are active and plants are starting to put on a bit of spring growth, even if it is … Continue reading

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Lies, damn lies and (tall) stories

(with apologies to Mark Twain ) Being inculcated with the traditional stories of the Geelong Botanic Gardens was part of my “training” as a volunteer guide at the Gardens. I learnt to tell how they came to be and when … Continue reading

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A perfect Place for a Picnic

My first writing about the Geelong Botanic Gardens was “A Perfect Place for a Picnic” published in the Friends of Geelong Botanic Gardens quarterly newsletter, Jubaea (July 2011). Since writing that article, I’ve discovered a lot more about the Gardens … Continue reading

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It’s a good day to get started

Welcome to “Stories from the Geelong Botanic Gardens”, my personal collection of stories about (one of) my favourite places. I first visited these Gardens in 1982, but since 2003, they have become my second home. Over that time, I have … Continue reading

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