Aboriginal Heritage Walk
Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne Gardens is a significant cultural site for the local Koolin people. Journey into their ancestral lands and explore their rich and thriving culture.
Aboriginal Heritage Walks are lead by experienced Aboriginal guides and begin with a traditional smoking ceremony where participants are welcomed to country and the smoke of native plants used to ward off bad spirits.
Participants are then guided through Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Melbourne Gardens site and develop an understanding of and respect for the customs and heritage of the local Boon Wurrung and Woiwurrung people.
The Aboriginal Heritage Walks explore the traditional uses of plants for food, medicine, tools and ceremony in the peaceful surrounds of the beautiful Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Melbourne Gardens.
During Australian Heritage Festival, participants will receive complimentary Lemon Myrtle Tea as they take the opportunity to learn more from our Aboriginal guides.
The Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria are a 2018 Friend of the Festival supporter.