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David Bellamy's World

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Hidden : 01/27/2004
2.5 out of 5
1 out of 5

Size: Size: virtual (virtual)

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Geocache Description:

This is a Multi Virtual Cache. After the comments about the trees at PhD. I thought it would be nice to do a cache at the Royal Botanic Garden. Using tree and plant names as part waypoints.

The co-ordinates above are for the West gate entrance which also allows on street parking at Arboretum Place. If coming by public transport the numbers 23 and 27 buses travel from Hanover Street to Inverleith Row stopping outside the East gate which has the following co-ordinates - N 55° 57.905 W 003° 12.193.

Opening hours for the garden are as follows:

Open daily [excluding 25 December & 1 January] from 10am,

closing: 4pm November-February,

6pm March,

7pm April-September and 6pm October.

There is no entrance fee to the garden, however if you decide to go into any of the plant houses a fee may be charged. (You will not have to go into any buildings to do this cache).

You may want to give yourself about 2 hours.

To do this cache you will have to go to the said co-ordinates and locate a tree/plant name, which will be listed on the table below. Once you have located the name, correspond it to the relevant number from the table, then put it in place of the letter for your part co-ordinate. The names are on little black signs, either on the tree/plant or in the soil next to it.

Araucaria araucana = 0

Salix x sepulcralis ‘Chrysoconia’ = 1

Picea sitchensis = 2

Chusquea culeou = 3

Sorbus hupehensis = 4

Cedrus deodara = 5

Alnus formosana = 6

Acer davidii = 7

Amelanchier alnifolia = 8

Betula utilis = 9

Part co-ordinate A – N 55° 57.838 W 003° 12.297

Part co-ordinate B – N 55° 57.833 W 003° 12.553

Part co-ordinate C – N 55° 57.820 W 003° 12.634

Part co-ordinate D – N 55° 57.885 W 003° 12.422

Part co-ordinate E – N 55° 57.932 W 003° 12.377

Part co-ordinate F – N 55° 57.961 W 003° 12.422

The final co-ordinates for this cache are – N55° 5A.FFE W003° 1D.CFB

At these co-ordinates you will find yet another tree/plant, So to log this cache, send me an email, letting me know what you have found. If your answer is already listed above, then it's the wrong answer!!

If you are interested in what the last four trees/plants look like here are the co-ordinates for them. This part is totally optional and you do not have to find these to complete the cache.

N 55° 57.897 W 003° 12.272

N 55° 57.812 W 003° 12.492

N 55° 57.882 W 003° 12.675

N 55° 57.924 W 003° 12.546

The Garden is a beautiful area, so please enjoy yourself.

Please take note: If you have an internet connection to log your find, then you have an internet connection to send me the required answers! Send your answers BEFORE posting your log. Failing to do this will result in the deletion of your log without notice. You DO NOT have to wait for a reply. If I have an issue with your email I will contact you about it.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Lbh qba'g arrq n pyhr, vg'f ovt rabhtu.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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