Date: Wednesday 29 September 2021
Time 10 am – 12pm approx.
Location: Please meet at the Friends' Gate off Plane Tree Drive, Adelaide Botanic Garden.
Duration: The tour will last for approximately 2 hours.
Celebrate the Nature Festival with a guided tour of the remaining River Red Gums in Adelaide Botanic Garden.
Join John Sandham from the Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium, as he takes you on a tour of the remaining River Red Gums (Eucalyptus camaldulensis) in Adelaide Botanic Garden and Botanic Park.
On the leisurely walk, you will meet the trees' young progeny and learn about where these striking trees started their long life - before the arrival of Colonel Light and the development of the Garden.
You will explore the evolution of the Australian landscape and the importance of the River Red Gum, and how it manages to survive from state to state. You will also unearth this Australian icon’s Italian connections, discovering why these historic relations will last forever.
Take this opportunity during the Nature Festival to ponder what these trees may have witnessed over their lifetime and be swept up imagining what the future generation of trees will look like in 200+ years’ time!