River Red Gum at Adelaide Botanic Garden. Adelaide Botanic Gardens.

Join John Sandham from the Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium on a tour of the remaining River Red Gums (Eucalyptus camaldulensis) in Adelaide Botanic Garden and Botanic Park.

On the leisurely walk, you will meet the trees’ young progeny and learn about where these striking trees started their life, long before the arrival of Colonel Light and the development of the Garden. Explore the evolution of the Australian landscape and the importance of the River Red Gum, and how it survives from state to state. You will also unearth this Australian icon’s Italian connections, and why these historic relations will last forever. Take this opportunity to wonder what these trees may have witnessed over their lifetime and imagine what the future generation of trees will look like in 200+ years’ time!

Presented by Adelaide Botanic Gardens