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Hello and welcome to another Blog from The Club Motel,

Another week has been and gone, bringing with it yet another Army March Out. Thankfully today there was great weather for the parade and we wish them all the very best.

This week at the Motel, our Gardens have had their major spring facelift, with hedges being trimmed, garden beds weeded and a general check over all our plants. Our Japanese Box Hedges look amazing at the moment, very green from all our rain plus their new haircut!

We would like to raise the awareness of the Wagga Wagga Botanical Gardens, a must see for all our Motel Guests.

The Gardens are located at the base of Willians Hill on Maclay Street, and entry is free.

Preliminary planning of the Botanic Gardens began in 1961 with the first trees planted the following year. The work was supervised by Council’s Superintendent of Parks, Tom Wood, after whom the main drive is named.

The gardens were officially opened in August 1969 by the Director of Botanic Gardens, Adelaide, Mr T.R.R. Lothian.

The extensive rose garden and Australian native plant section located within the Botanic Gardens formed part of the original design. An addition to the Gardens in 1995 was the Waterwise garden, which includes models demonstrating how to minimise water use.

Main family attractions include the Zoo (also free) More than 90 species of animals and birds, both native and exotic, live here including the stunning peacocks that roam freely within the zoo. The Children’s Farmland, with chooks, ducks and rabbits, is always popular.

The other main attraction is the Model Railway. Situated in the Botanic Gardens, the model railway runs through the garden and features an authentic station and booking office. The track runs through woodlands, a tunnel and over a bridge.

Operates between 10.30am and 4.00pm on the first and third Sunday of each month. Covered Footwear is essential. Cost is $2.00 per ride.

For further information please feel free to go to:

We hope you have a nice weekend,

Kind regards

Club Motel Staff

Pete Swan

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