The gardens are hosting a Photo Scavenging Hunt totally coordinated through a new iphone app called ‘wozzere’.
Although designed around creating timelines of iconic and significant places around the world, wozzere has been adapted to guide people to eight locations around the gardens using an interactive map.
Trace the path to view and capture significant trees, historic views and unusual plants. Wozzere even lets you combine historic and new photos. Place yourself in the views of the garden as they were 120 years ago. The first person to complete the route, answer a question and upload a photo at each of the eight sites, using the unique overlay functionality of the app, will be the winner.
“It’s a big change,” scavenger hunt coordinator Sandra Garland said. “Young and old can use their phones to get some exercise among the beautiful botanical gardens, learn a little about the plants and have some fun!”
“Ultimately visitors to the gardens could contribute to recording the growth and changes over the seasons, rather like a community-based, time sequence,” Sandra said. “It would be advantageous for people to download the free app and check out the trail and photos before the weekend, to get a head start. The app doesn’t use a lot of mobile data, and even less if the historic photos are viewed on the home wifi before heading out.”
Download the App via http://www.wozzere.com/
Download the Activity Sheets by clicking on the images on the right.