Girgarre Botanical Gardens Regional Victoria Girgarre

Gargarro to flourish with new funding

28 May 2021

Girgarre’s botanical garden development is one step closer to fruition after securing $1.5 million in government funding.

Member for Euroa and Nationals’ deputy leader Steph Ryan said funding would allow for commencement of the second stage of the eight-hectare botanical garden, including construction of the region’s first Sensory Garden.

“This is wonderful news for the Girgarre community whom for over eight years, have been designing a spectacular botanic garden set to draw in visitors from all across Australia,” Ms Ryan said.  

“Funding will aid in construction of the second stage of the project, including the development of the region’s first ever Sensory Garden which will feature our local landscapes and indigenous flora.

“I am proud to support the Girgarre community in their endeavours to see Garrgaro come to fruition.

“Eight years ago, the community set out with a big dream and now, they are one step closer to turning that dream into a reality.

“What the community has achieved here will be an inspiration for other regional towns right across Australia.

“I am completely in awe of the design. Once it’s brought to life, Gargarro will undoubtedly be a tourist drawcard for our region.

“The Nationals pledged funding for this project at the past two state elections and in 2016, I was fortunate to join the first seedling plantings.

“Community spaces like the Gargarro Botanical Gardens are vital in rural and regional communities to attract more visitors and provide locals with a place to come together.

“I congratulate the community for their incredible resilience and dedication to this project, and I look forward to seeing Gargarro continue to develop.”

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