Day 5 Monday August 24, 2015: Technical field visit Kings Park & Botanic Garden


Date: Monday 24 August 2015

Scenes at Kings Park and Botanic Garden (photos courtesy of Kings Park & Botanic Garden)

Scenes at Kings Park and Botanic Garden (photos courtesy of Kings Park & Botanic Garden)

Draft program

Leaving from the conference venue of the Rendezvous Grand Hotel Perth, Scarborough we will travel a short distance through Perth to the Kings Park and Botanic Garden for a memorable day.

Kings Park is the biggest city park in the world (even bigger than Central Park, New York) and is rich in Aboriginal and European history.  As well as spectacular plant displays, two thirds of the 400 hectare park is protected bushland and a haven for native biological diversity.

Kings Park is home to the spectacular Western Australian Botanic Garden, which displays over 3,000 species of the State’s unique flora and is rated as one of the top botanical gardens in the world. 2015 marks its 50th anniversary of operation. You will share in the excitement, including the new ornamental plants being released to coincide with the birthday celebrations.

Kings Park has an international reputation for scientific research, leading horticulture, conservation and public education.

Scenes at Kings Park and Botanic Garden (photos courtesy of Kings Park & Botanic Garden)

Scenes at Kings Park and Botanic Garden (photos courtesy of Kings Park & Botanic Garden)

Scenes at Kings Park and Botanic Garden (photos courtesy of Kings Park & Botanic Garden)

Scenes at Kings Park and Botanic Garden (photos courtesy of Kings Park & Botanic Garden)

Following a welcome and introduction to the Garden and Park, we will split into smaller groups for a series of tours and behind the scenes visits. These will include an indigenous tour, taking a walk along the Boodja Gnarning trail with our knowledgeable guide who will explain traditional food and medicine plant uses of various Australian plants. Other tours will focus on the superb display gardens and plants at Kings Park, areas of natural bushland, the research facilities and research nursery. There will be some free time to explore the Garden and Park before returning to our coaches for transfer back to the Rendezvous Grand Hotel Perth, Scarborough arriving there at approximately 16:30 or direct to Perth International Airport, arriving there at approximately 16:40.

Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea are included in the tour.

Keywords – technical tours, technical visits