Murdoch Avenue turns 150

Date posted: 15 August 2016

How beautiful are Moreton Bay fig trees? Adelaide Botanic Garden's stately Murdoch Avenue was planted full of them (Ficus macrophylla) in 1866 - 150 years ago in 2016 - and it's become arguably the Garden's most iconic vista. But what makes these trees so special?

Check out our video to celebrate 150 years of the Ficus walk and to discover some facts about these amazing plants.


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Music: "Porch Blues" by Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License. Strangler fig image: James St. John. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 2.0 License

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