Gardening is a way of showing that you believe in tomorrow.”
– author unknown.
Planned to coincide with the 250th Anniversary of Captain Cook’s ‘voyage of discovery’ in 1770, mirroring the 6 month period Cook and botanists including Joseph Banks, charted the the botalcial wonders of Australia, from Port Botany in Sydney, to Cooktown in northern Queensland, between April and October of that year.
‘Australis’ is intended to be the flagship event, celebrating this important milestone in botanical exploration, planned by the Federal Government.
An opportunity to celebrate Australia’s cultural diversity, acknowledging the ancient wisdom traditions of the Aboriginal people of Australia and their approach to custodianship of the land over 60,000 years.
A sharing of world cultures and knowledge both old and new, as we explore more sustainable approaches to working with the environment we share.