The Amazing Story of the Wardian Case

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Australian Author and renowned storyteller performer Jackie Kerin and violinist musician Sarah Depasquale will be performing the story of Nathaniel Bagshaw Ward and the story of his invention The Wardian Case.

This revolutionary little case changed the way plants were transported successfully by sea for 100 years. Hence the unique collection of beautiful heritage ‘centurion’ trees in the Botanical Gardens today.

This will be followed by a nature craft activity.

Gold Coin Donation. Two sessions 10:00-11:00am and 11:15-12:15pm.

Presented by Botanikids, Friends of Ballarat Botanical Gardens.

Content: Friends of the Ballarat Botanical Gardens Inc.

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  • Sun 26 May

10am–11am | 11:15am–12:15pm

Ballarat Botanical Gardens - Gate Keeper's Cottage

Wendouree Parade, Lake Wendouree VIC 3350

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Across Victoria’s Midwest, we acknowledge that we travel across the ancient landscapes of many First Peoples communities.

These lands have been nurtured and cared for over tens of thousands of years and we respect the work of Traditional Custodians for their ongoing care and protection.

We recognise the past injustices against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in this country. As our knowledge grows, we hope that we can learn from their resilience and creativity that has guided them for over 60,000 years.

As we invite people to visit and explore Victoria’s Midwest, we ask that alongside us, you also grow to respect the stories, living culture and connection to Country of the Ancestors and Elders of our First Peoples.


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