Botanist talk on Thursday, bush tucker tour on April 30

BOTANIST Corina Harvey will talk about orchids of the South Americas at Hervey Bay Orchid House on Thursday, from 10-11am.

Horticulturalist Darryl Coombes said Corina, who was born in Germany but raised in Guatemala, developed an interest in orchids after finding several species growing around her parents' property.

"Corina is a dynamic speaker," he said.

"She is a qualified botanist, longtime nursery volunteer and now one of our most popular presenters.

"And more importantly, she is only too happy to share some of her orchid knowledge and experiences."

Entry is $2 per person and includes a cup of tea or coffee.

For more information, phone the Orchid House on 4125 9870.

Guests are also in for a treat on Wednesday, April 30, when Lynda-Joy Dunlea hosts the annual Bush Tucker Tour through the gardens from 10-11.30am.

"Lynda is the curator of the botanic gardens and has a vast knowledge of the local bush tucker found on the Fraser Coast," Darryl said.

"Guests will be treated to bush fruits native to the Fraser Coast including brown pines and scrambling lillies. 

"It's an interactive tour experience that includes sight and smell, as well as taste - more importantly, guests will get an insight into the diet of the original inhabitants that lived in this area hundreds of years ago.

"We're also going to cook a bush damper in the camp oven, complete with billy tea."

Admission is just $5 per person but bookings are essential and can be made by phoning Lynda on 0407 133 916.

You can also book in person at the Orchid House on Monday to Friday between 9am and 3pm.
 



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