Wagga Wagga Botanic Gardens

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Wagga Wagga Botanic Gardens
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Wagga Wagga Botanic Gardens
Type Botanical
Location Wagga Wagga, New South Wales
Coordinates 35°7′51.20″S 147°21′56.16″E / 35.1308889°S 147.3656000°E / -35.1308889; 147.3656000Coordinates: 35°7′51.20″S 147°21′56.16″E / 35.1308889°S 147.3656000°E / -35.1308889; 147.3656000
Area 8.9 hectares (22 acres)
Opened 1969
Owned by Wagga Wagga City Council
Operated by Friends of Wagga Wagga Botanic Gardens

Wagga Wagga Botanic Gardens, Australia are located in the Wagga Wagga suburb of Turvey Park on a 20 hectare site on the south western slopes of Willans Hill Reserve. Access to the gardens is via Macleay Street near the corner of Lord Baden Powell Drive. There is a camellia garden, a tree chapel, Island and Bamboo Garden, native flora section, Shakespearean garden and cactus and succulent garden.[1] As well as many different types of garden, the Botanic Gardens are home to a music bowl, a small zoo with a walk through aviary, and Willans Hill Model Railway.[2]

The climate of Wagga Wagga is very hot and dry.[1]

Chinese Pavilion
Azaleas in the camellia garden

Preliminary planning of the garden began in 1961.[1] The gardens were established in 1969 and occupied 8.9 hectares.[3]

The camellia garden was established as a bicentennial project. Located in the camelia garden is a magnificently decorated traditional Chinese pavilion, a bicentennial gift from Kunming, China, one of Wagga Wagga's sister cities.[4]

The Museum of the Riverina is situated next to the Botanic Gardens on Lord Baden Powell Drive[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Botanic Gardens". Wagga Wagga City Council. Retrieved 16 August 2016. 
  2. ^ "Botanic Gardens". Parks and recreation. Wagga Wagga City Council. Archived from the original on March 18, 2007. Retrieved 2007-02-07. 
  3. ^ "Wagga Wagga Botanic Gardens". Directory of Australian Botanic Gardens and Arboreta. Australian National Botanic Gardens. 2002. Retrieved 2007-01-30. 
  4. ^ "Botanic Gardens". Parks and recreation. Wagga Wagga City Council. Archived from the original on 2007-01-02. Retrieved 2007-01-30. 

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