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TUES 4 DEC, 10 AM - 12:30 PM

Our Oriental Plants and Their Collectors

Join a Botanic Gardens expert for an immersive exploration through the Oriental Gardens

Our modern gardens owe much to intrepid plant hunters such as Thunberg, Fortune, and Forrest, who made risky journeys to exotic lands collecting countless plants new to science.

Get to know the fascinating characters behind the plants of the HSBC Oriental Garden in this talk and walk with Relle Mott. Learn about the evolution of this quiet spot in the heart of our Gardens from Maiden’s Bamboo grove to the important wild-sourced collection of Asian plants that it is today.

Includes: Morning tea


Tuesday 4 December, 10 AM - 12:30 PM


$30 ($25 Foundation & Friends Members)


Maiden Theatre
Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney




Foundation & Friends of the Botanic Garden


Public transport recommended. Limited parking available
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