Hunter Region Botanic Gardens
The Hunter Region Botanic Gardens span over 130 hectares of pristine natural bushland, serving as a haven for both native and introduced plant species. Managed and developed entirely by a dedicated team of volunteers, these gardens offer a warm welcome to all visitors with a range of amenities including a Visitor Centre, cafe, gift shop, and reference library. Indulge in a delightful Devonshire tea or savor light lunches while taking in the tranquil surroundings, or enjoy a picturesque picnic amidst the captivating greenery.
To enhance the visitor experience, regular walks, excursions, and special events are organized, ensuring there is always something exciting happening at the Gardens. Furthermore, the Gardens are continuously evolving with new displays being created for recreational, educational, and scientific purposes. Theme areas have been meticulously crafted to showcase Australian and introduced species such as acacias, banksias, myrtaceae, grevillias, ferns, bushtucker plants, succulents, and palms. Additionally, efforts are made to cultivate and protect rare and endangered Australian species, including a popular orchid house that enthralls visitors.
The Gardens not only serve as a source of inspiration for avid gardeners but also offer practical guidance on plantings and propagation through expert personal advice. For those interested in taking a piece of this natural marvel home, a wide range of plants and herbs are available for purchase at affordable prices from our plant stall. As you explore the Gardens, you will find easy walking trails leading you through the captivating natural bushland. Towering blackbutt, angophoras, and swamp mahogany forests form a majestic backdrop, complemented by an understorey boasting over 150 native plants. These forests serve as a natural habitat for a diverse range of wildlife including goannas, wallabies, lizards, brushtail and ringtail possums, sugar gliders, bats, a small group of resident koalas, and numerous species of birds.
Come and immerse yourself in the beauty and tranquility of the Hunter Region Botanic Gardens – a sanctuary for nature enthusiasts, garden lovers, and anyone seeking solace in the embrace of Mother Nature.
The Gardens are an ideal venue for environmental excursions for schools, tertiary institutions and community education groups....
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