Q and A with Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne team leader Nicole Ebert

Nicole is team leader of visitor experience, access and tourism at Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria. Photo: supplied

Tell us a fun fact about yourself!

I grew up on a 1000-acre farm and now work in a 1000-acre garden.

What do you love about the work you do with the Royal Botanic Gardens?

The interaction with visitors in such a unique setting within the native gardens and the work staff are doing behind the scenes to present the plants and protect the native fauna.

What would your last meal be?

Sticky date pudding with vanilla bean ice cream.

What is your most memorable moment?

Visiting Disneyland and seeing my husband’s smile when riding the Teacups – a childhood dream – we were in our 40s.

What event past or present would you like to witness?

Seeing the world at the time of dinosaurs!

Which three guests, dead or alive, would you invite to dinner?

Nelson Mandela, Dalai Lama and Richard Branson.

What are you currently listening to, watching or reading?

Listening to ’70s music like Led Zeppelin, watching Itchy Boots YouTube channel, and reading The Elephant Keeper’s Daughter by Julia Drosten.

If you had to compete on MasterChef, what dish would you cook?

Sri Lankan chicken curry, brinjal, yellow rice and dahl.

Where is your dream holiday destination?

The Caribbean – sunshine and warm – and somewhere I haven’t been yet.

What were you like as a kid?

Quiet, shy and I like being crafty, creating things.

What was your first job?

Working in a deli making coffees and selling cheeses and roast chickens.

What are the three most used apps on your phone?

Google, Weatherzone and Photos – I love looking at photos taken and remembering the time.

What’s one question that you have always wanted answered?

What are my dogs thinking?