Favourite Gardens Index

This is the bare bones of the index for now, but as I publish each post, I will write the names of the gardens in each category. That way, it won’t ruin the surprise of which gardens I am going to include ! So here goes …..!

1. Botanic Gardens

Early 19th Century (1816-1855) :

Royal Botanic Gardens,Sydney; Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens; Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne; Geelong Botanic Gardens; Adelaide Botanic Gardens and Brisbane City Botanic Gardens

Late 19th Century (1858-1892) :

Portland Botanic Gardens; Ballarat Botanical Gardens; Hamilton Botanic Gardens; George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens; Cairns Botanic Gardens and Flecker Garden; Kings Park and Western Australian Botanic Garden

Early 20th Century (1929-1967) :

Araluen Botanic Park; Australian National Botanic Gardens, Canberra; Booderee Botanic Gardens; Wittunga Botanic Garden; Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt. Cootha; and Mt Lofty Botanic Garden.

Late 20th Century (1986-2002) :

Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Gardens; Blue Mountains Botanic Garden; Australian Botanic Garden, Mt Annan; Royal Botanic Gardens, Cranbourne; Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden; and Gold Coast Regional Botanic Park.

2. Gardens Regularly open to the Public

Historic Homes & Gardens :

Rippon Lea; Werribee Park; Alfred Nicholas Memorial Garden; Heide Museum of Modern Art; and Carrick Hill

:  Famous Nurseries :

Diggers’ Club and Heronswood; The Garden of St. Erth; Cloudehill; Tesselaars; Lambley Nursery

Specialty Nurseries :

Country Dahlias; Pioneer Orchid Farm; Post Office Farm Nursery; National Rhododendron Gardens; Goldfields Revegetation Nursery; Kuranga Nursery; Karwarra Australian Plant Garden; Katandra Gardens; Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show; Lanyon Plant Fair

Education Gardens:

Ian Potter Foundation Children’s Garden; The Patch Primary School garden; Burnley, Victoria; Urbbrae House Historic Precinct, South Australia; Geelong West Community Garden; Dig-It Community Garden, Mornington; Peony Show; Angair Spring Wildflower Show, Anglesea; Sustainable House Days

Sculpture Gardens:

Yengo; William Ricketts Sanctuary; Dromkeen; Possum Gully Fine Arts Gallery; Shades of Gray; Herring Island; McClelland Sculpture Gallery and Sculpture Park; Barossa Sculpture Park; Fleurty’s Cafe and Farm Walks; Tamworth Bicentennial Park; Sculpture Shows : Lorne Sculpture Biennale/ Sculpture on the Edge,Bermagui; and finally, Kingston Analemmatic Sundial and Sculpture Park and Benalla Analemmatic Sundial and Ceramic Mural. Also the work of sculptors : Carl Merten and Joan Relke; Daniel Jenkins; Kate Shone; and Tim Johnson.

3. Private Gardens

:  Historic Private Gardens:

Part 1 : Ard Rudah; Glenrannoch; Dalvui;

Part 2 : Bolobek; Bickleigh Vale village; Mawarra at the Grove; Cruden Farm

Country Gardens:

Part 1: Beechmont; Westport; Bringalbit; Corinella Country House; and The Garden Vineyard

Part 2: Villa Lettisier; Barb and Pete’s Garden; Musk Farm; Lixouri

:  Specialty Gardens

4. Overseas Gardens

: United Kingdom

:  France

:  Others

4. Bucket List of Australian Gardens

5. Rose Gardens

:  Display

:  Commercial

:  Bucket List

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