The 160-year-old Sale Botanic Gardens sits adjacent to the Lake Guthridge Parklands and contains beautiful gardens, grassed areas, paved walking areas, a playground (including flying fox), undercover picnic areas, sculptures, sensory garden, elm forest and the Lakeside Entertainment and Arts Facility (LEAF).
At a Glance
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A Trip Back in Time
The Gardens originated in 1860 when approximately 20 hectares of land was set aside as a Botanic Garden. Twenty-four years later, additional swampy land, now Lake Guthridge, was included in the site.
The Gardens Today
Over the ensuing years, the site has endured many incursions and changes, including use as a golf course and appropriation of various sections for sporting activities and more recently, showcase site demonstrating best practice Integrated Water Management.
The management of the Gardens is guided by the Sale Botanic Gardens Management Plan. The Friends of the Sale Botanical Gardens play an active role in looking after the gardens.
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