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What a Wonderful World of Wattle

July 30, 2013 DESTINATION No Comments Email Email

The Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan in Macarthur will host a guided walk through its Wattle Garden on Sunday, August 11, 2013, to help visitors discover the world of wattles – where there’s more to the plant than you think.

As Australia’s national floral emblem, the wattle is a symbol of unity and when in flower, the 416-hectare Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan becomes a sea of vibrant golden wattle blossoms. Surviving Australia’s droughts, winds and bushfires, the wattle’s resilience represents the spirit of the Australian people and in recent times, the wattle has been used as a symbol of remembrance and reflection.

The botanic garden is open every day (except Christmas Day) from 10am to 5pm and visitors have the option to take a free guided or self-guided tour of the surrounds – or simply relax and enjoy the facilities the garden has to offer.The Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan – Australia’s largest botanic garden –  is also home to over 4000 native plants, native animals and birdlife, contemporary sculptures, picnic areas, barbeques, a restaurant, gift shop as well as 20km of walking tracks and 7km of mountain bike trails, making it a popular recreational destination.

Where: Wattle Garden, Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan, Narellan Rd, Mount Annan, in the Macarthur region

When: Sunday August 11, 2013, 11am-12noon

Cost: $10 per person

Info: 9231 8182 or www.macarthur.com.au

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