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'It was very controversial': Orange City Council faced strong opposition to transform Clover Hill hobby farm into Orange Botanic Gardens

Tanya Marschke
By Tanya Marschke
Updated July 23 2022 - 10:40am, first published 7:00am
CLOVER HILL: When the Orange Botanic Garden was touted opponents argued that the soil was too poor. Photo: CARLA FREEDMAN

The Orange Botanic Gardens has become a popular location for joggers, dog walkers, weddings, birthdays, picnics and other events but there was strong opposition when it was first proposed.

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Tanya Marschke

Tanya Marschke

Journalist

I am based at Orange and cover a wide range of subjects as well as the weekly business column. I've worked consistently in the the media industry since 2006 including the past seven years at the Central Western Daily. Before moving to Orange, I worked as a journalist at weekly newspapers the Beaudesert Times and the Gold Coast Sun in Queensland, as well as the Scone Advocate in the Hunter Valley. I started my career at the Ridge News in Lightning Ridge while I completed my journalism studies remotely at Charles Sturt University in Bathurst.

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