Botanic Gardens Trust, Sydney, Australia


Summer Raffle

The Summer Raffle has now closed.

Summer Raffle 2013 winners

  • Jewel Bennett     
  • Rosemary Willis   
  • Mairaed Bilmon    
  • Robin McBride    
  • Mavis McCarthy    
  • Brad McKenzie    
  • Jocelyn McMahon
  • Greg Ashton    
  • Herma Buttner     
  • Phyl Thomson    
  • Diana Kingston    
  • Annalise Thomas  
  • Patricia Novikoff   
  • Robin Giles  
  • Corrin Shepherd  
  • Colette Johnson  
  • Elizabeth Neasy  
  • Eleanor Dunn 
  • Ann Wilson  
  • Janll Norton  
  • Adrian Swain    
  • Janet Easton   
  • Gregory Ruming  


Winners can select their choice of Prize*

1.  World Expeditions Larapinta Trail Walking Trip

A three-day trip for two trekking in the Red Centre along the Larapinta Trail. Winding along high exposed ridge lines and sheltered gorges, explore this ancient landscape through a series of day walks. Support vehicles transfer your luggage and gear to the next comfortable and stylish wilderness camp. Flights not included. Terms and Conditions Apply.

Value $2,390




2. Painting by Botanical Artist Narelle Thomas

A beautiful framed, double shadow-mounted painting of the Swamp tiger Butterfly (Danaus affinis) at Kakadu National Park, Aurora, NT, exhibited at Narelle’s solo exhibition, A Personal Journey: Kakadu, Kimberleys and Beyond ... Framed size is 42 cm x 42 cm

Value $1,200


3. Wollemi Pine 

A 2 metre tall Wollemi Pine will make a spectacular potted specimen or it can be planted as a semi-mature tree. Discovered in 1994 and known as the Dinosaur tree or ‘living fossil’, the Wollemi Pine is one of the greatest botanical discoveries of our time.

Value: Up to $1,000




4. Warwick Orme Print

An elegant print by Sydney born, internationally acclaimed photographer Warwick Orme, best known for his striking images exploring beauty found in nature. Orme’s Floranova series of work has proven incredibly popular and the print on offer is taken from this series, entitled Backmoon (Edition 1/20). Framed size 60 cm x 80 cm

Value: $800


5. Tyrrell’s Wine Selection

A dozen wines from the iconic Winemakers Selections and Stevens Single Vineyard range. This prize, from the Trust’s wine sponsor, incorporates a selection of red and white wines to include:

  • Vat 1 Semillon
  • Vat 47 Chardonnay
  • Vat 8 Shiraz Cabernet
  • Vat 9 Shiraz
  • Stevens Shiraz/Stevens Semillon

Value: $760



6. Foundation & Friends Entertainment Package

A double adult pass to New Year’s Eve at the Gardens 2014/15, plus a double pass to all Foundation & Friends’ exhibition opening nights in 2014.

Value $476


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7. Grand Membership Package

Household membership of Foundation & Friends, plus a one year joint membership of the Art Gallery of NSW. You will also receive a family membership of the National Parks Association of NSW, together with volumes One and Two of the book Buskwalks in the Sydney Region.

Total value: $363



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8. Gardens in Focus Exhibition Framed Print

Pink Glow in the Shadows by Janet Gulliver taken at the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah, NSW. A3 mounted and framed print.

Value $300





9. Gardens in Focus Exhibition Framed Print

Suspended Drop by Raoul Slater taken at Lake McDonald Botanic Gardens, Noosa, QLD. A3 mounted and framed print.

Value $300






10. Meredith Kirton Consultation and Book

Meredith Kirton will come to your home to advise on a mini garden makeover (Sydney metro only). Learn how to turn your garden into a personal sanctuary, a kitchen garden or an alfresco entertaining space. You will also receive a copy of Meredith’s new book, Grow Harvest Cook - the essential companion for anyone wanting to grow and cook their own produce.

Value: $295



11. Private Tour of the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney

A private tour of the Royal Botanic Garden led by a senior expert of the Trust followed by lunch for two at the Pavilion restaurant.

Value: $250




12. Private Tour of the Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan

A private tour of the Australian Botanic Garden led by a senior expert of the Trust followed by lunch for two at Melaleuca House Cafe-Restaurant.

Value: $250




13. Foster a Tree

Foster a tree in your botanic garden or give one as a personalised gift. Select from a range of tree options including the Moreton Bay Fig and the Norfolk Island Pine.

Value $250



14. Musica Viva’s Concert Tickets

An ‘A-reserve’ double pass for use during Musica Viva’s International Concert Season 2014. Select a performance from their extensive concert calendar of musical talent young and old. From the vibrant Kelemen Quartet, to the masterful Borodin Quartet and the rich choral traditions of the Choir of King’s College Cambridge, immerse yourself in the finest music in Australia.

Value: $240




15. Hopscotch Entertainment DVD Package 

Enjoy six of the latest titles from Hopscotch Entertainment’s DVD collection, including the hits - Before Midnight, Blue Jasmine, Song For Marion, The Sapphires and Rust & Bone, as well as A European Love Affair: Woody Allen Box set.

Value: $240



16. Private Tour of the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah

A private tour of the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden led by a senior expert of the Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust.

Value: $200



17. Bicycles Plus Gift Voucher

A voucher to spend on cycling accessories or put towards a brand new bike.

Value: $200



18. & 19. Fiskars Gardening Packages x 2

Gear up to work with ease in your garden with three tough tools from Fiskars. Includes a Large PowerGear™ Pruner, a Medium PowerGear™ lopper and a PowerGear™ Hedge Shear.

Value $185 each package





20. Angus Stewart Plant Selection & Book

A selection of 10 Gardening with Angus Australian plants from native-plant expert Angus Stewart’s collection and a signed copy of his book 500 Plants: Great Australian Favourites For Your Garden.

Value: $150



21. Charlotte Thodey Limited Edition Print

Own a limited edition Charlotte Thodey print, featuring historic seed boxes from the Garden in the 1890s.

Value: $150



22. Gift Package

A $100 gift voucher for the Garden Shop in the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney, plus three packs of beautiful greeting cards from Foundation & Friends.

Value $145



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23. Membership Package

A family membership of the National Parks Association NSW, together with Volumes One and Two of the book Buskwalks in the Sydney Region.

Total value: $135






24. Oasis Horticulture Plants

A box of mixed bedding plants to give your garden a new look for summer.

Value: $120




25. Growing Friends Plants

Take your choice if plants from the Growing Friends’ Nursery at the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney, or the Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan.

Value $100


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26. Felco Secateur

A pair of Felco secateurs, the biggest selling Felco secateur currently on the market.

Value: $97









*Terms and Conditions: Raffle will be drawn 10 am, 29 January 2014 at the Foundation & Friends Cottage, Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney 2000. Winners will be contacted in order of the draw and notified by phone within 2 days of the draw. First winners contacted will be given the option of which prize to choose until all prizes are allocated. All prizes, aside from vouchers and small envelope-sized prizes, must be collected from the Foundation & Friends office. Prize winners will be published in The Gardens Winter 2014 issue and on the Foundation & Friends’ website.