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Significant Tree Tours - Victoria

SIGNIFICANT TREE TOURS

Get ready for an adventure with John Fordham Significant Tree Tours. 

 

Johns' tours are designed to take you on a journey through nature, while showcasing the beauty of these remarkable trees.

 

With his expertise as an arborist, horticulturalist and 30 years experience as a member of the Victorian Significant Tree Register, John guarantees a truly unique and unforgettable experience.

The Royal Botanical Gardens Melbourne and The Domain

Melbourne is home to this world famous botanical garden begun in 1846 on a site selected by Superintendent Charles La Trobe on the south side of the Yarra River and adjacent to Government House, the Melbourne Observatory and the Domain. This magnificent site was expanded in 1846 to the current 36 hectares.

   

The Royal Botanical Gardens is home to a myriad of plants and significant trees......I invite you to join me on a tour of these beautiful gardens showcasing about 30 of these trees where I outline the story of each tree and show you the unique criteria that make each one so very special.  

You are welcome to contact me to discuss the tour in more detail, the aims and size of your group, any individual requirements, discussion about mobility or any other issues you may have on my mobile:  +61 407 330 303 or through the contact page on this website.

 

Maximum Tour Size:  15 adults

Tour Time:  3-4 hours  (any day of the week - times according to the needs of your group)

Coffee Break:  We will have a stop at the Botanical Gardens Cafe for light refreshments at your own cost.

Tour Price:  $900 (larger groups by arrangement)

 

Don't forget to come along with good walking shoes and clothing appropriate to the weather conditions forecast for the day accounting for hot or cold weather, sunny or rainy conditions.  Carrying a water bottle is also a good idea.font fa

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The Victorian Goldfields, encompassing the regional towns of Mt Macedon, Kyneton, Taradale, Castlemaine, Winter's Flat, Guildford and Bacchus Marsh, is home to a number of historic trees that are mostly listed on the National Trust's Register of Significant Trees and some with Heritage Victoria.

Join me to spend the day in a comfortable, air-conditioned bus visiting a wide range of these trees and learning of the special features that gave them significant tree status.

Criteria may include, size, horticultural or genetic value, rare status, particularly old, outstanding aesthetics or curious growth form - my commentary and the tour booklet we give each participant outlines these criteria more fully and gives a full outline of the tree, its history where known and other interesting and relevant information.

 

You are welcome to contact me to discuss the tour in more detail, the aims and size of your group, any individual requirements, discussion about mobility or any other issues you may have on my mobile:  +61 407 330 303 or through the contact page on this website.

Maximum Tour Size:  40-45 adults

Tour Time:  Departing Burnley Gardens, Richmond at 8.30am and returning to Burnley 5.30pm

Tour Days:  Saturdays and Sundays only

Stops:  Stops will be made during the tour for morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea at your own cost.

Tour Price:  TBA  (minimum numbers or set price for the day will apply)

We do a lot of walking on these tours so it is important that each participant an manage this - be mindful of wearing comfortable walking shoes and have clothing that anticipates the weather conditions forecast for the day your tour has been booked.   Fresh drinking water will be supplied on the bus or bring your own water bottles.

Victorian Goldfields Day Trip - Central Victoria

Tour designs and updates in progress.....

John is currently updating details of past tours and designing exciting new ones.

Tours have included full or half day tours around the gardens of the University of Melbourne, The Melbourne General Cemetery and the Spring Street Gardens, heritage Melbourne areas such as The St Kilda Botanical Gardens, The Domain in South Yarra and Spring Street Gardens at the top end of the City of Melbourne.

Further afield we can head down to the Bellarine Peninsula taking in Werribee Mansion and its Gardens and the Geelong Botanical Gardens on the way.

Or lets head towards Gippsland and discover more of the history of our trees, coming back through Lilydale and The Basin

Then, John would love to hear your ideas about areas you and your group would like to visit and let him design a tour around your needs.

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