"City Botanic Garden - The Café" Botanical Gardens Tip by Jerelis
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The Botanic Gardens date back to the earliest years of European settlement. Long before 1855, when they were formally laid out by Walter Hill, the first Gardens Director, the area had been used as a vegetable garden.
Hill planted rows of bunya pines and introduced plants like the Poinciana and Jacaranda. He also built a fountain in 1867 and planted a row of weeping figs.
We had a lunch at the City Botanic Café, a small but very nice old English tearoom established in 1824. This tearoom started out as a refreshment house for the players of the nearby croquet field.
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