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Wagga Wagga Botanic Gardens, Australia
are located in the Wagga Wagga suburb of Turvey Park
Turvey Park is an inner southern suburb of Wagga Wagga in southern New South Wales, Australia. Its boundaries are defined by Fernleigh Road to the south, Glenfield Road to the west, Coleman Street to the north and to the east by Willans Hill...
on a 20 hectare site on the south western slopes of Willans Hill Reserve. Access to the gardens is via Macleay Street near the corner of Lord Baden Powell Drive. As well as many different types of garden, the Botanic Gardens are home to a music bowl, a small zoo with a walk through aviary, a tree chapel, Willans Hill Model Railway
Willans Hill Model Railway is located in Wagga Wagga Botanic Gardens in the suburb of Turvey Park in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia.The railway was established in 1982. It is operated by the Wagga Wagga Society of Model Engineers...
and a camellia garden.
The gardens were established in 1969
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and occupy 8.9 hectares.
The camellia garden was established as a bicentennial project
The bicentenary of Australia was celebrated in 1970 on the 200th anniversary of Captain James Cook landing and claiming the land, and again in 1988 to celebrate 200 years of permanent European settlement.-1970:...
. Located in the camelia garden is a magnificently decorated traditional Chinese pavilion, a bicentennial gift from Kunming
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, one of Wagga Wagga's sister cities
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