Heritage walk through the Gardens
Guided walk through Warrnambool’s Guilfoyle designed, heritage listed botanic gardens.
These gardens have been on the Victorian Heritage Resister from 2006, The National Estate register from 1990 and the National Trust resister from 1990.
Highlights of the tour will include the background to the choice of this site in 1866, the involvement of Ferdinand von Mueller and William Guilfoyle in the design and planting of the gardens and the curators under whose custodianship the integrity of the original concept has been maintained.
Stories will be told about significant trees in the Gardens, including the Lone Pine, one of only two still alive of the pines grown from a Gallipoli pine cone. The walk will encompass a visit to the iconic and decorative built structures including the cannon, bridge, fountain and the rotunda.
The walk starts at the main gates, cnr Cockman St & Queens Rd. At this entry you will be treated to viewing the wide open spaces which typifies William Guilfoyle design