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Vic Branch: Walking the wonders of the West
7 May 2021
Join us for a BUS trip to walk around three different historic landscapes in the west of Melbourne:
- HV McKay Memorial Gardens, Sunshine – Robin McKay Hunt, great grandson of HV McKay and AGHS member, together with the Friends of McKay Gardens will inform us and lead a walk to unfold the Sunshine Harvester story and how this industrial suburb was designed along garden city principles including the 1909 gardens which were established for the workers.
- Newport Lakes – In 1989 work commenced to transform this former bluestone quarry and rubbish tip into a bushland oasis which now supports over 200 plant species and many birds and reptiles. We will have a ‘walking lunch’ to give you the opportunity to explore the trails and many viewpoints.
- Williamstown Botanic Gardens – Permanently reserved in 1856, these are one of Victoria’s oldest and most intact botanic gardens retaining Victorian and Edwardian features and significant trees, Curator Shelly Wood will guide us around these gardens and inform us of the significant works planned to ensure their future.
NOTE: THERE IS A LOT OF WALKING ON THIS TRIP SO MEMBERS MUST BE CAPABLE AND PREPAREDFOR THIS.
Cost: Members $120, Non-members $150. Includes Morning tea, lunch and notes.
Depature: 8.45am sharp, Russell St Extension Bus Loop (behind Ian Potter Gallery).
Return: Approx. 5pm depending on traffic.
Book: at Trybooking. No cancellation within 14 days.
Contact: Wendy Dwyer firstname.lastname@example.org / 0408340967