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Heritage Festival fun in Casey

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The National Trust’s Australian Heritage Festival is back for 2021 with some exciting events being held in Casey and across Melbourne for history buffs and residents of all ages to enjoy. 

The Festival runs from Saturday 18 April to Sunday 2 May and includes performances, workshops, talks and tours celebrating heritage and culture, as well as many virtual events to ensure people right across the country can participate. 

In Casey, the new Virtual Geoheritage Walk of Wilson Botanic Park will be officially launched online on Saturday 18 April at 10.00 am. Discover the Park’s geological history and its fossils while taking in the beauty of this treasured local park that is home to over 1,000 plant species and more than 80 species of wildlife including birds, turtles, frogs, lizards and snakes. 

A free Geoheritage Walking Tour and Bus Tour of Wilson Botanic Park will also be held at the Park on Sunday 2 May, with both morning and afternoon sessions available. 

A free Cranbourne Gardens Heritage Walk will be held at the Gardens on Saturday 24 April from 10.00 am to 12.00 pm. Led by Jaffa Richardson, a Cranbourne Gardens’ Aboriginal Learning Facilitator, the 2km walk will explore the rich cultural heritage of the site and how the Gardens have developed over time. 

Bookings are required for all events. Visit the National Trust website to view the full program and to book www.nationaltrust.org.au/ahf/vic/ 

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