Over the past decade, the Euroa Arboretum has undergone an incredible transformation, from a run-down Vicroads depot, to a gorgeous, vibrant and inviting public space at the entrance to Euroa. The plantings of native vegetation have developed so well that its difficult to believe they are not natural and the chain-of-ponds has turned a liability into an asset.
What a fantastic place for a community celebration, which is exactly what happened last Saturday. More than 50 adults and kids gathered at the Arboretum to learn about frogs, ponds, dams and … face-painting! Three great presenters (Steve Smith, Keith Ward & Geoff Olive) each gave us an insight into a slightly different aspect of frogs and their environment. And the kids even managed to find a real frog on-site (in addition to quite a few chocolate imposters!). Oh, and the yabbies caught in the ponds – what a winner!
The lunch-spread was terrific and was followed by Bill Sykes unveiling the new entrance mural.
And here’s the full slide-show ….
And, after lunch, the real work of planting some trees (we were celebrating National Tree Day) got under way.
Thank you to everyone that helped to create such a great day – looking forward to next year.
For a detailed aerial PhotoMap of the Arboretum CLICK HERE.