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October 2010

40 Years and Growing Exhibition, Visitor Centre – 1 October–1 November

  • An exhibition telling the stories of the Gardens history from conception since 1930.

Sex And Death, An Orchids Life – Exhibition 1 October–1 February

  • Orchid exhibition and display in the display glasshouse
  • Stunning display of orchids and carnivorous plants
  • The seduction of insects by plants and their unwitting co-corporation
  • The cruel deception leading to inevitable death are played out using rare and unusual orchids and sinister carnivorous plants

Garden Party – Sunday 24 October – 10am–4pm

  • Main stage Music and entertainment from 10 – 4pm
  • Children activities from 10am – 4pm
  • Botanic Fashion Parades
  • The Friends of the Garden cake cutting to at 11am
  • High Tea party in the Eucalypts Lawn
  • Continuous garden bus shuttles/tours
  • Behind the scene tours of Nursery and Herbarium 10- 4pm
  • Market stalls and fabulous organics food
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Tree of Trees

  • A special exhibition exploring the evolutionary relationship between wattles.
  • 100 wattles, showing the family tree of this Australian Wattles
  • Highlighting the incredible way leaf forms and sizes has changed as wattles evolved in different parts of the country.
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