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Free guided walk of the Waite Arboretum – CANCELLED
Apr 5, 2020, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
*** PLEASE NOTE – THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED ***
Come along to the Waite Arboretum and meet our knowledgeable guides at the Western lawns of Urrbrae House for a free guided tour. Urrbrae House is located on the Waite campus of the University of Adelaide at Urrbrae.
Tours of the Waite Arboretum are provided by the the Friends of the Waite Arboretum Guides on the first Sunday of each month at 11am. The tour takes 90 minutes. Closed shoes, a hat and water bottle are recommended.
Meet the tour guides at the North West corner of the Waite Arboretum, entering through Fullarton Road, Gate No2 on Sir Walter Young Ave. Sturdy shoes, water and hat recommended. Free parking is available in the Urrbrae House carpark on Walter Young Avenue, Urrbrae.
Note: Tours are cancelled on heavy rainy days & in summer if the forecast temperature for the day is 35°C or above or if a Total Ban for Adelaide Metropolitan and/or Mt Lofty Ranges is declared.
Free guided walks of the Waite Arboretum are held on the first Sunday of every month.
Bookings are not necessary.
Groups of 10 or more can book guided walks on other days and times by arrangement. Cost $5 per person. School groups are especially welcome and special thematic walks have been developed. For bookings, contact Erica Boyle via email or on 8313 7405. Please note, Erica’s office hours are Thursdays 9 am to 2 pm, so email is the preferred contact method.
The Waite Arboretum is a living tree museum, held on trust and in perpetuity as a park or garden for the enjoyment of the public. Planting of trees from around the world began in 1928. The Arboretum occupies 28 hectares and contains about 2,400 specimens representing more than 1,037 taxa, all growing under natural annual rainfall of 622 mm.
A reminder that no dogs are allowed in the Arboretum except for guide dogs, hearing dogs and assistance dogs who are all required to be on a leash.
Come and discover one of Adelaide’s best kept secrets!