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Join George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens staff and friends as they tell you a bit about the trees you can see when walking through the gardens.

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Terminalia

22 April 2020

Kaye Aldenhoven shows off the vast canopy of this fast growing tree also known as black plum.


Toddy palm

22 April 2020

Gardens Horticulturist Jose Soares explains the importance of the toddy palm to the East Timorese peoples.


Boab tree

22 April 2020

Gardens Curator Paul Munns stands next to an Australian boab and tells the emotional story of Nicholas Holtze.


Red bead tree

22 April 2020

Maria Scarlett explains how the trees’ striking red beads are still used to make necklaces today.


Sausage tree

22 April 2020

Sharon Wilson talks about the many uses of this tree by traditional African healers.


Divi divi tree

22 April 2020

Rebecca Ralph tells the story of Isidoro (Jack) Agostini, the first Italian immigrant to arrive in Darwin who was key to rebuilding the Gardens after the war.


West Indian royal palm

22 April 2020

Peter Knibbs provides some insight into the palm avenue and George Brown touches on the popular post cyclone tree giveaways.


Cannonball tree

22 April 2020

Kaye Aldenhoven introduces the cannonball tree through the beauty of poem.


Teapot tree

22 April 2020

Sharon Wilson tells the story of the African baobab tree planted after Cyclone Tracy.


Rain tree

22 April 2020

Peter Knibbs tells the story of the Gardens iconic rain trees that were saved after Cyclone Tracy through some quick thinking from George Brown himself.


Black bean tree

22 April 2020

Peter Knibbs shows how the pods from the black bean tree can be used for mini boat races in the garden’s creek.


Joy perfume tree

7 April 2020

Peter Knibbs from the Friends of the George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens talks about the joy perfume tree that surrounds Eva’s Café.


Coconut palm

7 April 2020

Listen to Gardens Operations Manager Sharon Wilson as she provides some insight into the history of their coconut palms.


Beauty leaf tree

7 April 2020

Gardens Curator Paul Munns talks about one of the largest and absolute beauty of a tree, the beauty leaf

Last updated: 23 April 2020

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