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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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