It is hard to think of winter with the recent “Indian Summer” conditions we have been enjoying. However, cooler weather is on our doorstep, and what better time to visit the Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Gardens.
Everyone is welcome to join next Sunday’s (June 4) walk. Your guide will be ready for you at 11am in the breezeway at the Visitors Centre.
One of ERBG’s iconic species is banksia, named after Sir Joseph Banks who travelled with Captain Cook, and collected and described hundreds of specimens of Australian flora including specimens of this genus.
ERBG has nine species of banksia - some of which are flowering now, and are much loved by many of the bird species, particularly the resident New Holland honeyeaters.
Your guide will lead you through the formal; areas of the Gardens to show you 31 years of developmental work by staff and volunteers, and the Gardens’ threefold commitment to conservation: the Gardens only display the flora of the South Coast and adjacent ranges; education - there are lots of identifying signs to tell you what you are looking at; and recreation - think of the exercise your leg muscles are going to get!
Bring your camera, and pick up an entry form for this year’s photography competition from the Visitors Centre meet and greet desk. The walk will last for a little over an hour, and will end in time for a coffee or lunch at the Gardens café.
ERBG volunteers take great pleasure in welcoming visitors from within NSW, from interstate and from overseas. Among the volunteers are the nine guides who lead the guided walks, on the first Sunday of every month, and the 30 who fill the meet and greet roster.
These people are part of the public face of the Gardens, and new volunteers are always welcome to swell their ranks. If you like meeting people, and have time to help maintain our beautiful community facility, leave your name at the Gardens Visitors Centre.
The Botanic Gardens are located on the Princes Highway, five kilometres south of Batemans Bay. Opening hours in NSW school terms are 9am to 4pm, Wednesday to Sunday.
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