- New Family Trail for the Summer Holidays
New Family Trail for the Summer Holidays
Flags are springing up in the
Gardens, helping families find plant hunters on our new 'Hunt the
Hunters' trail written especially for annual Childrens Funday Day
(Wednesday 30th July) and the summer holidays.
The flags mark specially choosen
plants on the trail. All the plants were all introduced
by famous plant hunters of the present such as Ness Gardens very
own Dr. Hugh Mcallister and from the past individuals
like Captain Bligh who also had a few minor problems with a
The trail is inspired by Ness Botanic
Gardens long history of sponsoring plant hunters. Men and
woman who undertake sometimes dangerous expeditions all over
the world searching for new plants. Arthur K. Bulley, the
founder of Ness Botanic gardens sponsored many famous plant hunters
like George Forrest who introduced literally thousands of new
plants. Many of these plants are still commonly found in
gardens all over world today.
There are two versions of the
trail. The first is a spotters trail written for
children 3-8 years old and the second for
children 7 years old and upwards.
22 July 2014