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How old is that tree?

    “So tell me, how old is that tree?” must be one of the most commonly asked questions by visitors to the Geelong Botanic Gardens; right after “where are the toilets?” It is also one of the most difficult … Continue reading

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The Geelong Botanic Gardens Bronze Cranes

One of the most commonly asked questions about non-plant things in the Geelong Botanic Gardens is: “What’s the significance/story of the bronze cranes?” There are 2 stories here: The history of the bronze cranes and how they came to be … 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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