How about the famous Dinosaur tree, or Wollemi Pine
, which was rediscovered in 1994 having only appeared in the fossil record two million years ago?
Gillard informed Mukherjee that she was gifting two saplings of Wollemi Pine
for the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
The tree, named the Wollemi Pine
, was only known through fossilised remains - and thought to be extint.
How Cecil managed to get his horticultural hands on a Wollemi pine
is slightly mysterious but, somewhere along the line, it appears to involve a certain "Alan Titmarsh" - as when Cecil mentions the gardener and broadcaster the "ch" is notable for being silent.
The Wollemi Pine
found in canyon forest near the Blue Mountains, New South Wales, is also from the Age of Dinosaurs and can be traced back around 40 million years ago
These activities include guided walks, safaris, horse-riding, mountain bike excursions, wildlife spotting and stargazing, history and Aboriginal interpretative tours, visits to the Wollemi Pine
Grove and guided photographic excursions.
The Seedbank collection also supports a range of research projects, from plant breeding and horticultural development of native plants, to specific conservation projects such as the Wollemi Pine
Guests can indulge in various activities including guided walks to discover wildlife in its natural habitat, four-wheel drive safaris, horse-riding adventures as well as visits to the Wollemi Pine
Activities at Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa will include guided walks to discover wildlife in its natural habitat, four-wheel drive safaris, mountain bike and horse-riding adventures through the spectacular landscapes, stargazing, heritage and Aboriginal interpretative tours, guided photographic excursions and visits to the Wollemi Pine
(Wollemia nobilis, Araucariaceae) possesses the same unusual leaf axil anatomy as the other investigated members of the family.
If you're a real green-fingered goddess, you'll also be pleased to hear that the garden now also features the world's rarest tree - the Wollemi Pine
- the first of its kind in Wales.
The wollemi pine
was discovered by a ranger in an Australian national park in 1994.