Helen Page, is the past Chair of the AGHS Victorian Branch and a current member of the Boroondara Cemetery Trust, and has been responsible for a lot of the restoration and rejuvenation at the Kew Cemetery. Join us for our Autumn Fit Friends Ramble. We will meet for a lovely morning tea served in the newly-restored gatehouse followed by a 90-minute guided walk visiting the graves of many horticultural identities. Along the way Helen will be able to explain the progress that is being made restoring the garden cemetery.
Only eight kilometres east of Melbourne’s CBD, Kew Cemetery, designed in the tradition of the Victorian garden cemetery is one of the oldest in Victoria. Features include cast iron entrance gates (1889), a rotunda (1890), a surrounding ornamental brick wall (1895-1896), and the original 1860 cottage plus the clock tower. The cemetery also has a notable collection of mature trees. Please wear sensible shoes as we may be travelling down some uneven paths!
When: Monday 25 March at 9.45 am
Where: Location of cemetery is the corner of Parkhill Road and High Street, Kew, Stop 36, North Balwyn tram No. 48. We will meet at the cemetery Gatehouse.
Cost: $30 members $35 non-members (includes morning tea)
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