Come with us on this tour with Michael McNabb, Curator, Garden and Grounds at Government House. This garden, designed in 1872, covers 11 hectares and features magnificent lawns, specimen trees surrounded by large beds of trees and shrubs, and the Peace and Prosperity Kitchen Garden. The gardens also feature ceremonial trees planted by members of the Royal Family and previous Governors.
On land set aside in 1841, Government House, designed by William Wardell, was built. The Fountain Court, formal terraces, carriage drive, main lawn and encircling path that remain today are part of joseph Sayce’s original plan. William Guilfoyle, Director of the Botanic Gardens, refined and helped implement Sayce’s design. Guilfoyle arranged the gardens as a combination of clumps of shrubbery and broad sweeping lawns
so that ‘at every step the visitor finds some new view.’
When: Tuesday 16 April at 10 am
Meet at Government House Gates.
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