History Festival: Ashby Legacy


 

 

When: Monday 17 - Sunday 23 May: 1.30pm.

Duration: 1.5 hour tour

Where: Meet in the car park, Wittunga Botanic Garden, Shepherds Hill Rd, Blackwood

Tickets: $5 each. To book your spot, email friendsabg@internode.on.net or call 08 8222 9367. 

 

Join Friends of the Botanic Gardens guides on a fascinating tour of Wittunga Botanic Garden.

Discover the history of the plants grown at this delightful Blackwood garden, and how the botanical collections have evolved with time to become an inspiration for sustainable gardening in Adelaide's hot and dry climate.

Learn about the farmer settlers - the Ashby family - who made their home at Wittunga, and Edwin Ashby's passion for raising public awareness of the beauty and importance of Australian flora.

The family bequeathed the property to the Botanic Gardens of South Australia and it was opened to the public as a botanic garden in 1975. 

This event is part of the History Festival program and is presented by the Friends of the Botanic Gardens of Adelaide

 

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