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Guided Walk Through the Botanic Gardens

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Published January 10th 2011
What better way to enjoy those long summer nights than by taking a stroll through the Royal Botanic Gardens?

Located right in the heart of the Central Business District, the Botanic Gardens offers visitors a green escape from the city pent, bordered by both the harbour on one side, and the bustle of Macquarie Street on the other.

Visitors to the Botanic Gardens can see a number of sites, ranging from the feature gardens to the informational resource of the National Herbarium of NSW. Nonetheless, for those of us who do not know our Eucalyptus calophylla from our hydrangea macrophylla, the prospect of a self-guided wander through the Botanic Gardens can be an intimidating prospect.

Luckily, the Botanic Gardens Trust offers four categories of tours around its luscious grounds.

Each day at 10am, free guided walks are offered. Running for 1.5 hours, these tours depart from the Information Booth outside the Gardens Shop at the Palm Grove Centre.

Nonetheless, with a bit of foresight, it is possible to make a booking and organise a group or specialist tour. A group tour can accommodate up to 15 people for $120. Alternatively, specialist tours cost $28 per person and $15 for a student or child.

The Aboriginal Education Officer, Clarence Slockee of "Gardening Australia" fame, also runs Aboriginal heritage tours on Fridays at 10am at a cost of $28 per person.
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Why? To learn about the species of plants who call the Botanic Gardens home
When: Various
Where: The Royal Botanic Gardens
Cost: Varies, but there are free tours available.
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