Friends of the Lismore Rainforest Botanic Gardens president Jan De Nardi.
Friends of the Lismore Rainforest Botanic Gardens president Jan De Nardi.

Botanic gardens show off greenery

After the success of their trial open day last December, Friends of Lismore Rainforest Botanic Gardens have decided to have monthly open days, at least during the cooler months.

“This is the first step in our metamorphosis from being a work-in-progress to being a functioning Botanic Gardens,” president Jan De Nardi said, “though we still have a long way to go before we can officially open to the public. After all the rain of summer the gardens are looking really lush and beautiful. I am sure people will enjoy coming to visit.”

The next open day is this Saturday, April 24, from 9am to 1pm.

Members of the Friends will lead guided walks through the gardens and a pictorial history of the various aspects of the establishment of these gardens will be displayed. Hot and cold drinks will be available and there will be rainforest plants, raised by the Friends propagation team, for sale.

The sealed path through the Stage 1 section is level and the walking easy with there is plenty of shade. There are seats and tables for people to rest or just sit and enjoy the rainforest environment.

The entrance to the gardens is via the main gate at the Wyrallah Road Waste Facility then turn right after about 100 metres and follow the signs to the parking area.

For more information, phone Margaret Smith on 0427 586 878 or email friendslrbg@bigpond.com.


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