The Reading Corner has been hibernating over winter but now it's time to get it going again. We rely on our very generous volunteers to set up and pack the items away. Without our volunteers, this amazing and appreciated activity would not be able to happen.
If you'd like to get involved, please contact Carol (0411042511) or carol @ challispalace.com and you can be on our roster for Spring.
Get in early for the dates that suit you.
Friends maybe interested in reading an article about Urban Tree Management - Strategies for Climate Change by Greg Moore, University of Melbourne, Burnley College in July's issue of Botanic Gardener.
Here is a link to it.
On Sunday 29th May, our Gardens, which is one of Victoria’s earliest and most intact botanic gardens, will celebrate the Australia and New Zealand wide inaugural Botanic Gardens Open Day with mini tours of the Gardens at 11am and 2pm, an historical display of the Gardens and children’s activities such as a nature table, Nature I Spy and our ever popular reading corner.
Invite your family and friends to bring a picnic lunch and a comfy chair to join us amongst our majestic Washington Palms, Moreton Bay Figs and Aleppo Pine from 10.30am to 3pm.
We would love to hear from you if you can help out on the day and/or contribute cupcakes for morning tea.
Preparations are underway in the gardens. The pond is getting its biannual clean up and the irrigation system is ready for those long, hot, dry summers. The Friends are also preparing activities, meetings and storytimes including our AGM which will be held on the 21st October. Find out more in our latest newsletter.
Join a walk around the Williamstown Botanic Gardens with Heritage Victoria Horticulturist John Hawker. Meet at the main gates of the Williamstown Botanic Gardens Cnr Osborne and Giffard Streets, Williamstown at 2.00pm on Sunday the 17th of May 2015.
The Williamstown Botanic Gardens contain an interesting collection of trees representing several botanical families from many countries of the world. John Hawker will lead a walk exploring the arboreal wealth and diversity of the Gardens. Come along to learn about trees which provide the botanic underpinning of the Gardens.
Please let us know if you intend to come by contacting Sue Murray: phone 9397 5698, email agriview @ bigpond.net.au
(Melways ref: Map 56 C11)
So what's happening in Williamstown Botanic Garden this month?
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