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Bicentenary of Camellias in Australia

Join us to celebrate 200 years of Camellias in Australia.

Two hundred years ago in 1823, Charles Frazer, the first superintendent of Sydney’s Botanic Gardens, supervised the first planting of a recorded collection of camellias in New South Wales, under the Vice-Regal patronage of Lady Brisbane, wife of Governor Brisbane. Soon camellias would captivate the colonial pioneers and begin an important chapter in Australian horticulture. Stephen Utick, Visiting Curator Theaceae will be hosting an afternoon of talks looking at Camellias and their incredible contribution to our gardens and culture over the decades, from colonial days till the present. Suitable for history buffs and plant enthusiasts!


Wednesday 12 July, 2pm - 4.30pm


$35 ($30 Foundation & Friends Members)


Maiden Theatre
Royal Botanic Garden, Mrs Macquaries Road Sydney


Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens


Public transport recommended. Limited parking available

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Customer: The person who is attending the event. Member’s Price: Available for customers who will hold a current membership with Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens at the time of the event/activity. Customers, individuals or groups must be named as membership holders. Non-Member’s Price: Available to all customers who are not current membership holders with Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens. For cancellations of less than 10 days: No refunds or transfers. For cancellations of 10 to 30 days prior: Cancellation fee is 50% of event/activity price, capped at a maximum of $100. The remaining amount paid can be used to transfer to another event/activity or refunded. For cancellations of 30 days or more: No cancellation fee applied. The full amount paid can be used to transfer to another event/activity or refunded. Special cancellation policies apply to Foundation & Friends New Years’ Eve event, and National & International Tours. For more information about T&Cs call 02 9231 8182.

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