The George Brown Botanic Gardens have significance as the site of major botanical and agricultural activity since 1886 for their association with the Holtze and Agostini families and with George Brown. Maurice Holtze was appointed Government Gardener in 1878 and successfully curated the ‘Experimental Nursery’ and gardens first at a site near the Gaol at Fannie Bay and, after 1886, at the current site. Nicholas Holtze took over from his father in 1892 when Maurice became curator of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens. Their work demonstrated that a wide variety of plant species could be grown and flourish in the tropical north. Isidoro Agostini cultivated plants and worked at the Gardens between 1933 and his death in 1956. He spent significant time repairing and replanting after Army and bomb damage during World War II. George Brown, a council employee, was involved in management of the Gardens between 1957 and1990. He was Lord Mayor of Darwin from 1992 until his death in 2002. The Gardens have scientific significance because of the range of botanic specimens held there, and historic and social significance to the wider Darwin community.
WHY ISN’T THE GOOD ACCESS BADGE TURNED ON?
Some listings are here because we think they’re pretty cool and you should know about them! And some, we just haven’t quite got enough info to make the ‘Good Access’ call yet.. so to answer the question, a business could be listed on our site if:
A. The business indicates they have some accessible facilities, but we haven’t quite gotten around to chatting through the details, stay tuned! If you’ve been here, leave a review and let us know about your experience!
B. We have spoken to their team.. the facilities aren’t quite what we’d call accessible BUT we’ve provided you with ‘good to know’ tips in case you’re keen to give it a go anyway!
FACILITIES FOUND HERE
- Picnic Area
- Public Toilet