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Botanical Pick & Press Children's Activity

Tuesday September 28 to Sunday October 03

Old Government House

  • WHAT: Botanical Pick & Press Children's Activity
  • WHEN: 28 Sep 2021 until 3 Oct 2021
  • WHERE: Old Government House
  • HOW MUCH: $0 – $37.39

Follow the favoured pastime of early naturalists and botanists and fill a flower press with specimens you collect from around the grounds. 

Can you find the same plants as George Caley, the first Colonial Botanist? He collected specimens from the land surrounding Old Government House in the early 1800s and dried them in Old Government House before sending them to England.

Volunteers will be on hand to help you identify the various plants on the grounds and to help you select suitable specimens for your flower press. Children can take home their flower press and samples as a memento of their visit.

There are multiple dates and session times, book your tickets today!


Please note this is an outdoor activity and weather dependent.

  • We recommend wearing sturdy shoes and bringing along a hat if it is sunny.
  • We recommend this activity for children 5 years and over.
  • Please allow 30 minutes for the activity.
  • Normal admission applies, children must be accompanied by an adult.

Session times are as follows:

10am – 11am

11am – 12pm

12pm – 1pm

1pm – 2pm

2pm – 3pm

3pm – 4pm

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