Heritage Tree Walk
HERITAGE TREE WALK
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Heritage Tree Walk at the Geelong Botanic Gardens
This information describing some of the very rare trees will provide insight into significant trees which are on the National Trust (Victoria) Significant Tree Register. There are other important trees as well, but these are some of the more unusual ones which have adapted to the soil and climate of Geelong.
The walk will commence at the entrance to the 21st Century Garden and take you through the older parts of the GBG finishing at the Tea House. Take your time, look up and all around you, retrace your steps if you have time, and note how some of the trees are part of old boundaries and popular carriageways of earlier times. Some of the trees are in different parts of the Geelong Botanic Gardens eg the Bunya Bunya (Araucaria bidwillii) and most have prospered very well.
You will start off your walk at the front step and along your walk you will see:
- Grass Tree (Xanthorrheoa malacophylla)
- Blue Box (Eucalyptus baueriana)
- Bunya Bunya (Araucaria bidwillii)
- Dragon Blood Tree (Draceana draco)
- Variegated Elm (Ulmus minor "Variegata")
- Spotted Gum (Corymbia maculata) and Queensland Kauri (Agathis robusta), Silky Oak (Grevillea robusta)
- Brown Pine (Podocarpus elatus)
- Canary Island Laurel (Picconia excelsa)
- Giant Redwood or Big Tree (Sequoiadendron giganteum)
- Soap Bark Tree (Quillaja saponaria)
- Copper Beech (Fagus sylvatica f.purpurea)
- Chilean Wine Palm (Jubaea chilensis)
- Queensland Lacebark (Brachychiton discolor)
- Maidenhair Tree (Ginkgo biloba)
- American Black Walnut Tree (Juglans nigra)
- Moreton Bay Fig Tree (Ficus macrophylla)
- Blue Atlas Cedar (Cedrus atlantica)