Thursday, October 10, 2013

Of interest: Significant tree tour - Sat 19 October

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Saturday  19th October  2013


Led by former National Trust Project Officer and FOBG Chair, John Fordham, we are offering the opportunity to visit a number of wonderful trees in their spring glory located in the inner Melbourne and west of Melbourne area.

Many of the trees we will visit are listed on the National Trust’s Significant Tree Register which records unusual trees, historical trees, best examples of species and particularly large trees.

  • We’ll board the bus at Burnley and proceed to the University of Melbourne’s main campus in Parkville. There we’ll look at trees on the Significant Tree Register and also those that were classified last year by the City of Melbourne. From there we’ll take a walk (or bus it) to the Melbourne General Cemetery to look at a pine on the register and have a brief talk about the cemetery.
  • We board the bus again and head to Werribee Mansion for lunch. You can bring your own picnic or settle in to the Mansion café  (own cost). After lunch we’ll look at the trees on the Register in this magnificent garden. We’ll have some time to explore the formal gardens (thought to have been designed by William Guilfoyle), the Mansion Heritage orchard and State Rose garden with 5000 roses on display.
  • On the way home we’ll stop at the Domain (next to the Royal Botanic Gardens) and look at the trees on the Significant Tree Register and then return to Burnley.It promises to be a packed day and as usual booking early is wise. Bookings close on the 8th  of October.

COST : $ 100 (members FOBG) $ 125 (non-members)
TIME : The bus will leave from Burnley at 8.30 am and will return by 6.00 pm approximately.
ENQUIRIES: John Fordham 0407 330303 or Andrew Smith 9035 6861
BYO: Mug, water and walking shoes. Bring a picnic lunch (if desired).

BOOKINGS and PAYMENT: Bookings close Monday October 14, 2013 (early bookings appreciated).
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Account name = Friends of Burnley Gardens Inc
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