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Adventures in conservation; Macquarie Island

The Macquarie Cushion

Azorella macquariensis (Macquarie Cushion)is one of only four plants endemic to Macquarie Island. It is the dominant species of the feldmark, a plant community on the plateau uplands comprising of dwarf flowering plants, mosses, lichens, liverworts, interspersed with patches of bare ground. The feldmark covers 45% of the Island and A. macquariensis is considered to be […]

By |October 16th, 2015|STORIES|Comments Off on Adventures in conservation; Macquarie Island

The Spectacular and Interesting May to June

There is always something putting on a show in the Gardens and with the return of some cooler weather and the resultant show of autumn colour you might think the best is leaving us for now. But don’t despair, the Gardens has always got little surprises around each corner and there is still plenty to see!

Meander through the many […]

By |May 11th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Spectacular and Interesting May to June

WHAT’S THE BUZZ?

Welcome to our new website, we have put a lot of work into it so we really hope you like it! The site is all new from the bottom up and inside out, with many new areas that are interactive, informative, and most of all useful.

By |July 28th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on WHAT’S THE BUZZ?

The Spectacular and Interesting February to March

There is always something putting on a show in the Gardens and the summer months are some of the best of times with many plants now reaching their full show glory!
Meander through the many seemingly secret garden pathways and perhaps even discover that hidden treasure that you might be the first to see? Here again is […]

By |February 10th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Spectacular and Interesting February to March

to the winter rose

Magnolia campbellii against the blue

Star magnolia, Magnolia stellata

The last month of winter is here and I’m writing this on a stunning day of blue sky and sunshine. A quick tour of the Gardens confirms that the deciduous magnolia ‘s and their family relatives such as the evergreen […]

By |August 1st, 2016|Uncategorized, What's looking great in the Gardens|Comments Off on to the winter rose

the world’s tallest trees?

The American or Californian coast redwoods Sequoia sempervirens are still officially regarded as the tallest “tree” in the world with a record tree topping in at 115.5 meters in height in the California Redwood National Park. The other big tree species often confused with the coast redwood is the giant sequoia or Sequoiadendron giganteum which is […]

By |April 12th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on the world’s tallest trees?

The spectacular and interesting

There is always something putting on a show in the Gardens and the summer months are some of the best of times with many plants now reaching their full show glory!
Meander through the many seemingly secret garden pathways and perhaps even discover that hidden treasure that you might be the first to see? Here again is […]

By |December 17th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The spectacular and interesting

2016 the year of the pulse

BEANS, BEANS ARE GOOD FOR YOUR HEART, THE MORE YOU EAT THE MORE YOU…
benefit!!

Bursting with nutritious value and great taste they are more than just a health fad, they make up one section of a much larger group of plants that have essentially sustained human civilisation to the present day.

Beans are only one of a […]

By |January 7th, 2016|Tips and Tricks|Comments Off on 2016 the year of the pulse

the ground beneath your feet

A great time of the year to take another look at the world around you. Start with a new perspective on the way in which you look at the natural world, beginning with the world under your feet; and in this case we are not talking about the wildlife that grows between your toes!

Within the leaves, […]

By |June 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on the ground beneath your feet

Tips and tricks: Autumn a great time to plant

Autumn can be an incredibly productive time in the garden, the soils are warm and there is still enormous potential for plant growth before the winters cool weather really begins. It also heralds the dawn of that time in the year earmarked for classical food crops such as garlic which are the treasure of the […]

By |March 8th, 2016|Tips and Tricks|Comments Off on Tips and tricks: Autumn a great time to plant