Tropical Garden Spectacular
Please join us on 1-2 June 2013 for our biggest event of the year, a weekend of panel discussions, live music and entertainment, stalls and ideas to inspire. Whether you’re an avid gardener or someone who just loves nature and all it has to offer, this is one weekend you don’t want to miss.
Time : 9am – 5pm
When: Saturday 1 June and Sunday 2 June
Walk and Talk Insects Activity - 2nd June 2013
Interested in nature or gardening or simply like to wander around parks and gardens?
Join Dr Graham Brown, local entomologist and former Curator of Entomology of the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory on an informal wander through the George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens.
Expression of Interest
The Parks and Wildlife Commission of the Northern Territory is seeking Expressions of Interest from organisations or individuals to operate Eva’s Cafe at George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens.
In addition to the cafe, the opportunity includes an element of nature-based and cultural tourism. The successful operator/s will be invited to create a place where locals, visitors and tourists alike can discover more about their world, connect with others in nature, and be refreshed and inspired.
For more information visit Tenders and Contracts Online.
Site inspection will be held Wednesday, 12 December at 5:00pm.
Expressions of Interest close Wednesday, 30 January 2013 at 2:00pm.
Asbestos has recently been discovered at the George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens.
Left alone, this particular type of asbestos poses no risk to human health.
However, Gardens management has developed a management plan that will be regularly reviewed in collaboration with licensed asbestos experts and NT WorkSafe.
This plan includes training for Gardens staff in how to report asbestos findings and a method of emu picking to remove known and visible asbestos material.
Over the longer term, adaptive management practices are being considered for areas suspected to be affected by asbestos, which includes the Bullocky Tidal Mounds along Gilruth Avenue and Conacher Street, as well as the Poinciana lawn, the Woodland, Africa, Madagascar and Birdsong Gully Areas.
The Department of Construction and Infrastructure has engaged a licensed contractor on the Gardens’ behalf to identify the recently located asbestos within the Gardens, and removal has commenced. As part of this process, air control monitoring by a licensed consultant has alleviated any concerns for public safety.
This website will be updated so the community remains well informed on this matter.
The Gardens were established 130 years ago to introduce and evaluate plants for food and flavour to a small developing community and has since become important in the recreational and scientific life of Darwin.
The Gardens have survived numerous cyclones and the direct effects of World War Two. The site extends inland from the sea to a plateau providing a range of planting environments and is one of a few botanic gardens in the world which has marine and estuarine plants naturally in its grounds.
The location of the gardens is within the Fannie Bay cultural and recreational precinct and places it amongst primary tourist venues. Being close to sea, sand and sports facilities visitors experience a continuum of activities from highly active to quietly passive.
Managing Dogs at George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens
The George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens currently permits owners to walk their dogs unrestrained. The onus is solely on dog owners to ensure responsible control of their dogs at all times.
The Botanic Gardens is one of a number of designated Parks or Reserves administrated by the Territory Government that currently allows dogs to be unleashed, which is uncommon in comparison to Botanic Gardens in other jurisdictions where dogs are only permitted on a leash and in some cases not at all.
The Territory Government identified five approaches to the management of dogs in the Botanic Gardens for community consultation. Community Consultation has now closed.
If you have any queries in relation the above please contact firstname.lastname@example.org; or phone 08 8999 4418.