A Celebration of Chinese New Year [30]

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Summer Insiders Walk (members only) through the Southern Chinese border followed by Chinese treats and morning tea at the Cottage

Chinese New Year is China's most important traditional festival, celebrated at the turn of the traditional lunisolar Chinese calendar. According to the Chinese 12-year animal zodiac cycle, 2019 is the year of the Pig. 

The carefreeness of the Year of the Earth Pig 2019, which marks the end of a complete cycle of the Chinese zodiac signs, is also the signal to take a well-deserved break, and for everyone the opportunity to analyse the previous years. 

Celebrate Chinese New Year by exploring citrus plants and the spectacular plants of the Southern China Collection at the Melbourne Gardens. Hear about plants that have special meaning and importance within Chinese culture.

Citrus fruit are displayed and eaten at Chinese New Year – they symbolise wealth and good fortune. The walk finishes with the sharing of traditional celebratory fruits and an iced green tea.

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When: Wednesday 13 February
Meet at 10 am
Where: Gate Lodge, 100 Birdwood Ave
Bookings essential


2/13/2019 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Friends' Office - Gate Lodge Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne 100 Birdwood Avenue MELBOURNE VIC 3004

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Wednesday, 13 February 2019

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