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  • Botanic Gardens of Adelaide 1897 Original Antique Print

Botanic Garden Adelaide 1897 Antique Photogravure

$20.00

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Botany Gardens Botanic Garden of Adelaide  1897

Antique Photogravure after colonial photographer S. G. Spinks (had been a superintendent of the St John's Sunday School 1881-85)

Published For Glimpses of Australia, Sydney, 1897

 "Adelaide Botanical Gardens occupy a portion of the park Lands which the far-sighted men who laid out a the city reserved all round it to be a perpetual park and recreation ground for the people. The Gardens were laid out by Mr G.W. Frances, in 1855, and they comprised of a modest 8 acres...but they have grown to forty acres...there is the adjoining Botanic Park of eighty acres...There are beautiful lawns, walks plantations, conservatories a Museum of Economic Botany, a rosary, orchids and palm houses, and a splendid specimen of the gigantic Victoria Regis water lilly... "

Paper 12 x 7.9 in (30 x 19.8cm)/Image 9.2 x  7 in (23 x 17.5cm)

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