Date posted: 12 June 2015
Where: Meet at the Visitor Information Centre, Schomburgk Pavilion, Adelaide Botanic Garden, North Terrace
When: Tuesdays and Saturdays, from 16 June to 18 July, 2-3pm
Gold coin donation, bookings not required
Did you know that some of the every day spices in your kitchen pantry were probably once worth their weight in gold?
The spice trade – once the biggest industry on Earth, linking East with West and helping to lay the foundation of the modern world – is the topic of a fascinating new guided tour at Adelaide Botanic Garden, Follow the Spice Trail.
Participants in the one-hour tours will learn about the rich ancient origins and economic and cultural significance of herbs and spices such as cinnamon, lemongrass and turmeric while walking through Adelaide’s vast living collections (which contain many of these important plants).
You never know – you might even gain a new appreciation for that neglected jar of nutmeg in your pantry.
Follow the Spice Trail is presented to coincide with the Art Gallery of South Australia’s exhibition, Treasure Ships, Art in the Age of Spices.