Entwine at the Botanic Gardens

Entwine aims to connect, enhance and boost visitation to two well-loved community places: the Botanic Gardens and the Museum of the Riverina.

The concept of Entwine is centred on connection through the philosophy that History loves Botany and Botany loves History. While the physical connection element is an engaging interpretative trail and the refurbishment of historical gardens and places; accessibility for all is a priority.

The $924k project includes the installation of low maintenance trails and gardens, upgrading zoo exhibits that share stories with museum displays and activating spaces in the Botanic Gardens to provide more community leisure areas.

Entwine

Entwine aims to connect, enhance and boost visitation to two well-loved community places: the Botanic Gardens and the Museum of the Riverina.

The concept of Entwine is centred on connection through the philosophy that History loves Botany and Botany loves History. While the physical connection element is an engaging interpretative trail and the refurbishment of historical gardens and places; accessibility for all is a priority.

The $924k project includes the installation of low maintenance trails and gardens, upgrading zoo exhibits that share stories with museum displays and activating spaces in the Botanic Gardens to provide more community leisure areas.

Entwine is occurring concurrently with the $3.2M redevelopment of the Museum of the Riverina which is expected to re-open in Spring 2021.

Project elements

  • new low maintenance, accessible interpretive trails
  • new sensory gardens
  • a user-friendly pedestrian connection between the Gardens and the Museum to encourage visitation between the two facilities
  • renewal of the Brolga Pond
  • upgrade of kangaroo, emu and alpaca fences in the Botanic Gardens Zoo
  • creation of more leisure spaces, including BBQs, shelters and interactive playgrounds
  • accessibility for all is a guiding principle

Funding

The $900,000 project is funded through a $739,466 grant from the NSW Regional Growth – Environment & Tourism Fund with the balance contributed by Wagga Wagga City Council.


  • Community provided exciting glimpse of Entwine transformation

    2 months ago
    Entwine urbis pond view

    Newly released images are giving community members an exciting first glimpse of how Wagga Wagga City Council’s Entwine project will transform two much-loved local attractions.

    Detailed designs, including the rendered images, for Council’s $900K Entwine project, linking Wagga Wagga Botanic Gardens and Museum of the Riverina, were completed in December 2019.

    The virtual images give community members a realistic look at what can be expected from the completion of the project in June 2020.

    Read the full Council News article on our website.

    Newly released images are giving community members an exciting first glimpse of how Wagga Wagga City Council’s Entwine project will transform two much-loved local attractions.

    Detailed designs, including the rendered images, for Council’s $900K Entwine project, linking Wagga Wagga Botanic Gardens and Museum of the Riverina, were completed in December 2019.

    The virtual images give community members a realistic look at what can be expected from the completion of the project in June 2020.

    Read the full Council News article on our website.