What’s beautiful now?

  • Wollemi Pine

    Described as the botanical find of the century, the prehistoric Wollemi Pine dates back to the time of dinosaurs! Read more

  • Magnolia Gully

    Featuring beautiful flowers and some rare species, this iconic trail shows the Magnolia family in all its glory. See it at its peak in August and September.

  • South East Asian Gully

    Camellias are the stars of South East Asian Gully, with these beautiful flowers looking sublime in August and spring. The gully also displays a wide variety of other species from South East Asia, Japan and the Korean Peninsula.

  • Fern Gully

    Explore one of Australia’s richest fern collections, with tall tree ferns extending out of the gully as you climb among the vines and shrubs. High-rainfall plants from Australia and New Zealand create a temperate rainforest that’s cool and inviting year-round.

  • South American Gully

    South American Gully was planted with a Gondwanan theme, so you can compare plants from far-flung parts of the globe, looking for clues of their shared origins from the ancient supercontinent of Gondwana.

  • Spring Gully

    A glimpse into the 19th and 20th Century history of the Piccadilly Valley, the permanent spring in this area was once used by local market gardeners as their main water supply. Keep an eye out for an old well and other remnant structures, as well as the endangered King Fern and rare Indigenous Coral Ferns that have survived.

  • Rhododendron Gully

    One of the most extensive and impressive gullies of the Garden, this is one of Australia’s best Rhododendron collections. The Gully extends from near the upper carpark to the Duck Pond below, and it’s a sea of vibrant colour from August to October.

  • Woodland Garden

    Listen to the gentle flowing of the streams and waterfalls in the gully below while you enjoy the shade and tranquillity provided by dozens of Northern Hemisphere tree species. Paths through Woodland Garden weave around the hillside, connecting the upper and lower gardens and overlooking the Main Lake.

  • Titan arum

    The Titan arum is one of the world’s most fascinating plants, thanks to its size (it’s one of the world’s biggest flowers, growing up to three metres tall), striking appearance, the rarity and fleetingness of flowers and the fact it smells like rotting flesh when in bloom! Read more