Adventure off to the botanic gardens

Take part in the Gloucester Environment Group's next adventure to the Hunter Region Botanic Gardens and Hexham Wetlands. Photo supplied

Take part in the Gloucester Environment Group's next adventure to the Hunter Region Botanic Gardens and Hexham Wetlands. Photo supplied

The Gloucester Environment Group's next walk/outing is to the Hunter Region Botanic Gardens and Hexham Wetlands.

The Hunter's only botanic gardens feature more than 30 hectares of landscaped gardens displaying the beauty and diversity of Australian native flora. There are more than 3000 living specimens in a natural bush setting with eight kilometres of easy tracks and trails. Theme gardens include natives (grevillea, acacia, hakeas, ferns) and exotics (orchids, bromeliads and an amazing succulent and cacti garden).

The gardens also protects 100 hectares of land in the Tomago sand beds catchment area, including two wetland habitats.

If you're interested in coming along, meet at Billabong Skate Park at 8.15am for an 8.30am departure. We'll visit the Hexham Wetlands to spot water-loving birds in tidal marshland - we can enjoy lunch in the café there, or bring your own. Then we'll take a walk around the botanic gardens.

For more information, contact Penny Drake-Brockman on 0468 355 236.