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Wittunga Botanic Garden seeks community feedback on its big plans

Wittunga Botanic Garden seeks community feedback on its big plans

Date posted: 26 August 2019

The Botanic Gardens of South Australia is inviting the local community to share their thoughts on exciting new plans for Wittunga Botanic Garden at a community engagement day on Saturday 7 September 2019.

Wittunga Botanic Garden’s renewed Master Plan aims to enhance the Garden experience for its visitors, as well as boost biodiversity conservation and science opportunities and encourage a nature immersion experience for families.

Director of the Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium, Dr Lucy Sutherland, says the suggested upgrades will be a drawcard to visitors and help connect even more people to nature and this special Garden.

“We are thrilled to be sharing these plans, which will help bring even more vitality to this beautiful botanic garden,” Dr Sutherland said.

“We will also aim to bring science back to the garden in collaboration with researchers to conserve threatened species and help the community plan gardens with our changing climate,” she said.

Plans being considered include infrastructure upgrades to car parks, pathways and public amenities.

Little visitors will benefit from several nature play and outdoor learning spaces, and a program of activities and events will create a unique education and community hub.

Proposed new boardwalks and viewing decks around the Lake will provide an opportunity for all ages to immerse themselves in nature and enjoy the revitalised living flora collections from Australia and South Africa.

Members of the public are invited to drop into the community engagement session to learn about all of the proposed ideas, and share their thoughts on the Master Plan with Botanic Gardens staff.

Where: Wittunga Botanic Garden, Shepherds Hill Road, Blackwood

When: Saturday 7 September 2019: Drop in any time between 10am – 3pm

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