Apparently, the paid RTBG staff are supported by inmates from the nearby Risdon Prison, as well as other volunteers.
This series of Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG) posts do not fit with the expectations I had when initiating the Tasmanian Discoveries blog. My intention was to present stories ‘discovering’ Tasmanian wilderness areas only. A recent change in my life has prompted a revision of that original idea.
I always wanted to record the gems of Tasmania after I ‘discovered’ and immersed myself in each of them. Now I realise that such gems can be found closer to home and my experiences could/should be included in this blog.
Over a month ago I visited Hobart’s Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG) on one of its special Sales Days to buy spring bulbs for planting in my own garden. On that blue sunny Autumn morning I was inspired to offer to volunteer within their gardens and get my hands dirty.
I was informed that there are options for people…
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