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Free Bus Tours of Springvale Botanical Cemetery

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Take a look behind the scenes of Victoria's largest cemetery
Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Springvale, Tour, Gardens, Free, Bus Tour, Victoria,
Image source: Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust

Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust will be running a series of free bus tours at Springvale Botanical Cemetery. The tours will take place from 10:30am-1:30pm, with lunch at Café Vita et flores included.

Established in 1901, Springvale Botanical Cemetery is Victoria's largest crematorium and memorial park, covering an area of 422 acres. It is well known for it's beautiful gardens, with the grounds featuring between 80,000-100,000 trees and 29,501 roses consisting of 255 different varieties.



The cemetery has a number of special areas, including:
Song He Yuan Buddhist Cemetery
Jewish areas and the Jewish Children's Lawn
Police Memorial
The Australian War Graves Area

Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Springvale, Tour, Gardens, Free, Bus Tour, Victoria,
Image Source: Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust


Some Interesting Facts about the Cemetery:
It takes more than two weeks to mow the entire site
The site is home to a number of different types of animals, including possums, turtles, birds, frogs and even echidnas.
There are many old trees, including a Red River Gum which is believed to be 400 years old
The cemetery is also a wedding venue

Tour Dates and Bookings:
Places are limited, so bookings are required. To book, just select the date you'd like to attend from the list below and follow registration instructions at the link.

There will be 4 tours during 2018, scheduled for the following dates:

Each tour commences at 10:30am, with guests requested to arrive at Outside Cafe Vita et Flores at least 10 minutes early, so that the bus can depart at 10:30am.

Guests are also required to bring their printed ticket with them.

Extra Information:
All guests are required to wear closed-toe walking shoes
There is plenty of on-site parking available
If you're feeling a bit unsure about visiting a cemetery, this article provides a good insight into what you can expect.

Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Springvale, Tour, Gardens, Free, Bus Tour, Victoria,
Image Source: Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust


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Why? To explore the gardens and learn about the history of the cemetery
When: 10:30am - 1:30pm
Where: Springvale Botanical Cemetery, 600 Princess Highway, Springvale, Victoria, 3171
Cost: Free
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I've just booked in for the December tour (October already sold out). Looks really interesting. Thanks for the info
by Julia A (score: 1|32) 150 days ago
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