NSW Botanical Garden Tour

NSW Botanical Garden Tour
Join AILA NSW and Principal Partner Andreasens Green for a tour of the Botanic Gardens and an exclusive Native Bush Lunch Experience for students and Graduates and learn from guest speakers and Worimi man, Joshua Brown on the cultural aspect of native bush.

    AILA NSW Students, Graduates and Members are invited to join AILA NSW on this exclusive journey a multifaceted guided tour around the Sydney Royal Botanical Garden thanks to Andreasens Green Nursery.

    Graduates and Students are exclusively invited to join in for a Native Bush Food Experience for lunch compliments of Andreasens Green!

    SORRY THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT! Stay tune for more great AILA NSW events.

    Event Details

    When: Friday 16th April  2021
    Where: Sydney Royal Botanical Garden - Mrs Macquaries Road - Sydney
    Time: 9:30am -  11:30am + lunch for student 11:30am - 1:30pm
    CPD Points:  2 CPD points (informal)
    Tickets on sale until Wednesday 14th April  at 12pm 2021 unless sold out prior
    Contact: AILA NSW Chapter nsw@aila.org.au


    Student and Graduates Members - FREE | Members - $25 |  | Non members - $45
    Students sign up to AILA here prior to registering to become and AILA Student member. 

    The tour will include

    Discover the fascinating history of the plants and people associated with Australia's Oldest botanic Garden

    Explore the heritage and plant diversity of the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. Graduate and Student members will be invited to join the exclusive native Bush Lunch Experience compliments of Andreasens Green.

    Please note: this event is capped, so book early to avoid disappointment.

    Our Speakers


    Relle Mott

    Relle Mott has been associated with the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney for many years as a member of the Education & Engagement team, the Volunteer Guides group, and as a member and tour leader for Foundation & Friends. Relle has led tours for Friends to Japan, Uzbekistan and China sharing her love of plants, new cultures and destinations with like-minded travellers since 2013.

    A 40-year connection with Japan has imbued in Relle an appreciation of the refined aspects of Japanese culture, gardens and the beautiful landscape. As a keen walker, Relle normally visits Japan 3 or 4 times per year leading small groups on the old pilgrimage trails through the forests and mountains, staying in rural villages, farms, hot springs inns and temples.

    When at home she is a gardener, potter and sailor with a special interest in Japanese ceramics and the plant hunters of Asia in the 19th and 20th centuries.

    Guy Sturt

    Guy is both a Landscape Architect and an Arborist and has been principal of his own design studio since 1992. He has considerable experience in design, installation, care and maintenance of landscapes over a broad range of environments from Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Asia and the Pacific. Guy has managed and designed on a range of projects including residential, public open space, environmental rehabilitation, commercial, industrial, tourism and seniors living development in various forms.

    Prior to forming Sturt Associates in 1992 he held positions in some of Australia’s major Landscape Architectural firms as well as practicing in the United Kingdom, Fiji and New Zealand. 

    Guy also acts as an Expert Witness in LEC Matters and is currently a member of two Design Review panels. In addition, Guy is a qualified AQF5 Arborist who provide consulting services as ‘Project Arborist’ and provides tree assessments and reports.

    Guy has visited an extensive range of parks and gardens in over 45 countries. He has visited and photographed many of the great gardens, public spaces and cultural landscapes of these countries and has a through grounding in the history, design and landscape traditions of these diverse places. He has a passion for Plants and Gardens and recently joined the RBG as a garden guide to share his knowledge and continue his learning with the staff and other guides.

    Sandy Pratten: Sandy Pratten trained at Ryde College of Horticulture where she went on to run her own Landscape Design business for over 30 year, recently retiring giving her time to focus on her passion for plants. Sandy has been a guide at the Botanic Gardens for 20 years, she lectures and writes for several journals. She is passionate about exploring new landscapes especially on her travels as tour leader for the Botanic Gardens, where she has led these tours for 10 years. 

    Darren Mason.

    Sales Director at Andreasens Green Wholesale Nurseries

    Darren Mason has been with the Andreasens Green family for 37 years, and through his time he has taken on a number of different roles from Manager, General Manager, Operations, Sales and now the Sales Director.

    Darren has been actively involved with the growth of Andreasens Green from the beginning and has seen the business expand from the Head office of the Lansvale Nursery to now 5 nurseries with a combined 125 acres.

    Darren’s goal and vision for the horticultural industry – is to ‘Create Great Landscapes’ and continues to maintain this commitment and his strong principles in striving to ensure we provide and supply quality plants and customer service.


    Joshua Brown:

    Josh leads the Botanic Gardens Greater Sydney Aboriginal Strategy. A proud Worimi man of the Forster-Tuncurry area, Josh previously managed the Aboriginal Education and Programs team at the Botanic Gardens and Centennial Parklands and has been a driving force in leading Aboriginal cultural initiatives across New South Wales.

    Josh’s passion is to educate and upskill people of all backgrounds and ages about Aboriginal culture, and how it is part of our everyday lives.

    => Listen to Josh along with Chef Luke Nguyen on ABC radio re-use of native bush food into their cuisine on  ABC radio

    Thank you to our Principal Partner, Andreasens Green Nursery for supporting this event:
    Andreasens Green is ‘Celebrating 40 years of Service’,  also celebrating over 36 years as a partner and contributor to AILA, and looking forward to many more years of partnership.
    AILA NSW also thank the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney for opening their doors to our guests.


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    16/04/2021 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    Mrs Macquaries Chair SYDNEY 2000 AUSTRALIA
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