Tourist Adventures in the Portland Botanic Gardens
“Portland Botanic Gardens (PBG) are Victoria’s second oldest gardens, with a croquet lawns, native and exotic plants including a collection of 300 different varieties of roses and 170 varieties of dahlias. They were established in 1857 by William Allitt, with assistance from Melbourne’s Botanic Gardens curator, Dr Ferdinard Von Mueller…..”
“Four award-winning artists who all work across various mediums have come together to interpret the beautiful natural environment of Portland. Colleen Hughson, of Warrnambool, Carmel Wallace, of Portland, Catherine Bailey, of Narrawong, and colleague Sandra Winkworth, from Sydney, have each created a site-specific performance, installation or video responding to the immediate surrounds or the historical aspects of the trees and green spaces in Portland, particularly in the botanical gardens.”
Words by Louise North from Bluestone Magazine.