Set on 27 hectares at the foot of Mount Keira, the Wollongong Botanic Garden was officially opened to the public in January 1971. As well as providing a place for people to enjoy nature, the Botanic Garden plays an important role in the conservation of local plants. It includes lush rainforests, flowering plants, desert gardens, and much more, and also manages three other important natural areas at Mount Keira, Puckeys Estate, and Korrongulla Wetland.
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Felicity is the Curator of the Wollongong Botanic Garden. She shares details about the gardens and how they are being developed and maintained for the benefit of the local community as well as for the preservation of endangered species.
Listen to Felicity’s story here.
Helen is a volunteer for the Friends of Wollongong Botanic Garden. She shares her experiences of the gardens and the work that is done there.
Listen to Helen’s story here.