Cook and the Pacific – the Australian Plants Summer Guided Walk
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Cook and the Pacific – the Australian Plants Summer Guided Walk ended on Monday 14 January 2019.
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Sunday 17 February — Meet at the Visitor Centre
Take a fascinating guided walk uncovering stories of adventure, mystery, sex, and even murder, associated with Australian trees and overseas botanists.
1–31 March, 8.30 am – 4.30 pm — Trail begins at the Visitor Centre
Embark on an adventure along a larger-than-life Koala sculpture trail throughout the Gardens and at select partner locations. Each koala has been created by a different artist and is named with its own story to tell.
15–18 April, 8–12 July, 15–19 July 2019 — Banks Building
Discover and learn about nature through observation, drawing, painting, nature journaling and craft. Get to know the birds, insects, marsupials, reptiles and the unique Australian plant communities featured in the gardens.
Saturday, 23 March – Sunday, 31 March, 11.00 am — Meet at the Visitor Centre
Celebrate Australia's iconic genus for National Eucalypt Day. Find out some amazing facts about eucalypts, which come in all shapes and sizes and dominate our landscape from alpine regions to the outback and edges of rainforest.
Join a volunteer guide on this special one-hour walk visiting some of the plants collected by botanists Banks and Solander in Australia on Cook’s 1770 voyage, which were illustrated by Sidney Parkinson and subsequently published in Banks’ Florilegium.
Discover the Aboriginal uses of these plants ranging from medicinal to clothing.
This walk is inspired by the exhibition Cook and the Pacific and the immersive sound-and-light experience Beauty Rich and Rare at the National Library of Australia. Bookings essential.
Book Monday 14 January, 9.30 am - SOLD OUT
Book Sunday 20 January, 9.30 am - SOLD OUT
Bring: Water, appropriate footwear.
Monday, 14 January, 9:30 am – 10:30 am; Sunday 20 January, 9.30 am – 10.30 am
Meet at the Visitor Centre