Plant Collections

Arid Garden

Arid Garden

Trees appear for the first time in this garden, used sparingly, yet accurately representing the whole continent.

Backyard Garden

Backyard Garden

The Backyard Garden can be many things to many people and can take on many forms.

Bloodwood Garden

Bloodwood Garden

This is a garden that showcases the simplicity and the beauty of tree trunks.

Box Garden

Box Garden

The Box Garden is one of the most densely planted areas in the Australian Garden.

Cultivar Garden

Cultivar Garden

Dynamic displays are on show here, utilising selections of some of the most visually spectacular Australian plants.

Diversity garden

Diversity garden

The Diversity Garden is an abstract journey through the 85 bio-regions of Australia.

Dry River Bed

Dry River Bed

The design of the Dry River Bed relates to the ephemeral nature of water within the Australian landscape and the power of water to shape...

Eucalypt Walk

Eucalypt Walk

The Eucalypt Walk celebrates the diversity in form, foliage, bark, smells and sounds that make up the diverse Eucalypts and related genera.

Future garden

Future garden

The Future Garden is an exploration of the reality and dilemmas posed by the artificial manipulation of plants to achieve particular...

Gibson Hill

Gibson Hill

Gibson Hill is cloaked with blue-foliaged Saltbush and provides a visually arresting display.

Greening Cities Garden

Greening Cities Garden

The Greening Cities Garden demonstrates the ideas and techniques required to stimulate the spread of urban greening.

How To Garden

How To Garden

The How To Garden is the place to go if you’re after practical advice.

Howson Hill

Howson Hill

Howson Hill emerges from a tranquil waterway north of the River Walk and is capped with existing rare and endangered Mallee Eucalypts.

Ironbark Garden

Ironbark Garden

The characteristic blackened trunks are the feature of this garden, juxtaposing the grey tones of the foliage of the shrub understory.

Kids’ Backyard Garden

Kids’ Backyard Garden

This is a space for children's imagination and exploration using organic materials, especially red-gum timbers.

Lifestyle Garden

Lifestyle Garden

This garden creates a memorable demonstration of the opportunities that bringing the garden experience into the house can create.

Melaleuca Spits

Melaleuca Spits

Strongly reminiscent of Australia’s coastal regions, this evocative feature of the Australian Garden landscape is highly visible from...

Peppermint Garden

Peppermint Garden

This sensory garden showcases the perfumes of the Australian bush.

Red Sand Garden

Red Sand Garden

The journey through the Australian Garden starts with the Sand Garden where the expanse of red sand contrasts with grey foliage.

Research Garden

Research Garden

The research in this area will highlight the role of botanic gardens in horticultural research and how this impacts on which plants we grow...

Rockpool Waterway

Rockpool Waterway

The Rockpool Waterway is framed by the Australian tree Angophora costata (Smooth-barked Apple), rising over Dwarf Lilly Pillies and Guinea...

Seaside Garden

Seaside Garden

The Seaside Garden illustrates the beauty and preciousness of our coastline and how to garden within this environment.

The Arbour Garden

The Arbour Garden

Australian climbing plants and standards fill this display garden with a large number of plants for use in the home garden.

The Gondwana Garden

The Gondwana Garden

Visitors arriving at the Gondwana Garden, will discover a lush and immersive landscape representing Australia’s ancient Gondwanan...

The Home Garden

The Home Garden

The Home Garden seeks to emphasize the design possibilities of Australian plants while taking the visitor on a journey through Australian...

Water Saving Garden

Water Saving Garden

The Water Saving Garden conveys the significance of water and its relationship to plant selection and suitability.

Weird and Wonderful Garden

Weird and Wonderful Garden

In the heart of the Australian Garden, this mysterious garden focuses on some of the stranger forms of Australian flora.