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Springvale Botanical Cemetery Tours

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Go on one of these delightful tours of botanical gardens
The Springvale Botanical Cemetery was established in 1901. They have over 400 acres of established gardens and more than 27,000 roses!

Springvale offers a historical and horticultural experience that is second to none.

One of these will be on Thursday 11th October 2018, from 2.00 pm. It will be at 600 Princes Highway, Springvale.

These botanical tours are interesting insights into the history of landscaping and plantings. They also provide a lot of special horticultural information.

Tours are made up to suit specific industry groups and tailored to the interests of that particular social or community group. This includes tours that are specially designed for school and tertiary students.

They also make tours for people like funeral directors, celebrants, palliative care providers and professionals from all different industries.

These tours are taken by staff and volunteers and give you a fascinating and educational experience. They also promote the "cultural and heritage values of our locations and help to raise funds for maintenance and ongoing care." This cemetery documents and honours the lives of people from all walks of life, with headstones providing a unique glimpse into the past.

Night tours
Night tours of this cemetery are very popular. This is a historically important cemetery in Australia and has many notable interments.

Night tours are conducted three times a year:

Midsummer (late February)
Full Moon (April-May)
Halloween (31st October).
The cost for these tours is:
Adults $25
Concession $20
Family (2 Adults, up to 3 children under 16 year old) $80

You can also arrange a special day or night tour at the time and date you choose.

Day tours
There are free Springvale Botanical Cemetery historical walking tours, as follows:

Sunday, 11th October, at 2.00 pm
Sunday, 15th November, 2.00 pm
Bookings are essential, and you can either book by phoning: 8558 8210, or emailing:

Day walking tours and bus tours are available, and all walking and bus tours are free.

Bus Tour of Springvale Botanical Cemetery with Free Lunch
You can witness the amazing beauty and rich history of this
Cemetery by going on a fun and informative bus tour. You will see their magnificent botanical gardens, multi-cultural diversity and discover about the history.

There is a cafe and many places to just sit and relax. You will also get lunch from the Cafe Vita et Flores and the chance to speak with customer care.

Check out the available dates by clicking here, and you can also see what to bring at that link.

You can make your booking here.

You can read more information about this Cemetery, and the events at this link.
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Why? For a tour of botanical gardens in cemetery
When: October and November, 2018
Where: 600 Princes Highway, Springvale, Vic, 3171
Cost: Some FREE
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