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The Cooktown Discovery Festival will be complemented this year by Wild and Windy Cooktown - a community celebration offering a wide range of local activities

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Discover the Botanics

Saturday 16 June, 8am-3.30pm
Cooktown Botanic Gardens, Walker Street, Cooktown

Banks and Solander exploration features a day of story telling and education inspired by the work of these two scientific pioneers.

The Banks florilegium display at Nature’s Powerhouse is an inspiring catalogue of the flora and fauna identified by Banks during the Endeavour’s 48 day stay in Cooktown and will be complemented by botanical and historic tours of the Botanic Garden by Cooktown’s answer to Daniel Solander, Sandy Lloyd.

A poet’s breakfast, workshops and guided tours will be held throughout the day. Further information will be available soon.

Nature’s Powerhouse café will be open throughout the day for coffee and lunch.