If you’re unable to visit the Garden in person, we hope you will enjoy a virtual visit with these ‘Wellness Wanders’.
During lockdown in 2020, we recorded weekly Wellness Wanders as we were more aware than ever of the power and importance of nature – the sights, smells and sounds as the Garden moved through the seasons.
Below are our most recently recorded wanders, as well as a library of previous ones.
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We hope you enjoy these short films and that they bring you some uplift and respite, thank you for watching.
Wellness Wander, 29 September 2021
Our new Wellness Wander takes a look at late season interest in two different parts of the Garden – our historic Systematic Beds, where plants are located within their plant families (in the western part of the Garden) and in the Herbaceous Island Beds (over in the eastern landscape). We hope this provides some ideas and inspiration for late season colour in your own gardens.
Wellness Wander, 2 June 2021
Take a summery stroll and indulge in the opulent plantings in our Cory Lawn Borders.
Wellness Wander, 19 May 2021
We begin this week’s Wellness Wander admiring the flowers of our Wisteria and Banksia Rose before heading into the more wooded areas of the Garden to enjoy the spring flowers on some of our trees and shrubs. These include the popular Hankerchief tree, Laburnums, Judas trees and our flowering dogwood. We hope you enjoy this soothing springtime wander.
Wellness Wander, 12 May - Mental Health Awareness Week
This week’s Wellness Wander supports #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek and its #ConnectWithNature theme. We hope you enjoy the springtime sights and sounds from this week’s wander and find them as relaxing and uplifting as we do.
Wellness Wander, 5 May 2021
Blow away the cobwebs with an atmospheric, blustery meander through our Pinetum, admiring red-tinted fresh foliages, flowering shrubs and trees before merging onto the Systematic Beds in this week’s Wellness Wander
Wellness Wander, 21 April 2021
Take in the calm and tranquil scenes, and admire fresh, emerging foliage, spring bulbs, catkins and blossom in today’s Wellness Wander through the eastern side of the Botanic Garden.
Wellness Wander, 7 April 2021
Enjoy a bright and fresh springtime wander across our Rock Garden with views across the Lake; see what’s in flower along the Stream Garden and admire the Magnolia collection in full bloom. We hope you enjoy this week’s Wellness Wander.
Wellness Wander, 24 March 2021
Our Yoshino cherry heralds the start of spring as it breaks into blossom; the most flamboyant of our Magnolias is also breaking bud and Sally takes us to see other springtime flowering shrubs in this week’s Wellness Wander.
Wellness Wander, 10 March 2021
Today Sally has taken a springtime wander around the Botanic Garden with Mother’s Day in mind, stopping to admire the first blossoms of spring and a fox basking in the morning sun! We hope you enjoy this week’s Wellness Wander.