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Old Government House – Botanical Pick & Press Children's Activity

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Old Government House

Parramatta Park

Pitt Street Entrance

Parramatta, NSW 2150

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Visit Old Government House in Parramatta and complete the children’s botanical pick & press activity

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Old Government House Timed Entry – Botanical Pick & Press Children's Activity

Join us for some springtime floral fun in the grounds of Old Government House.

Follow the favoured pastime of early naturalists and botanists and fill a flower press with specimens you collect from around the grounds. Can you find the same plants as George Caley, the first Colonial Botanist? He collected specimens from the land surrounding Old Government House in the early 1800s and dried them in Old Government House before sending them to England.

Volunteers will be on hand to help you identify the various plants in the grounds and to help you select suitable specimens for your flower press. Children can take home their flower press and samples as a memento of their visit.

After completing this activity explore the Enquiring Minds exhibition to find out more about George Caley and the work he did collecting plant specimens.

This event will appeal to families, parents and grandparents in search of a day’s outing with a historical twist. Children may take home their flower press as a memento.

Please note this is an outdoor activity and weather dependent. We recommend wearing sturdy shoes and bringing along a hat if it is sunny.

We recommend this activity for children 5 years and over. Please allow 30 minutes for the activity. Normal admission applies. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Session times are as follows:

10am – 11am

11am – 12pm

12pm – 1pm

1pm – 2pm

2pm – 3pm

3pm – 4pm

Important Information for Visitors

The health and safety of everyone is our biggest priority. Visitors to our properties must follow NSW Health guidelines and follow COVID Safe practices. By purchasing a ticket, you agree to our Terms & Conditions of Entry.

Please keep your ticket safe, as you will be asked to present your ticket at point of entry. You can do this by either printing a copy or displaying a digital version on your selected device.

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Old Government House

Parramatta Park

Pitt Street Entrance

Parramatta, NSW 2150

Australia

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Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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