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Discover the fascinating story of how roses have changed through centuries of selection, cross breeding and cultivation. Uncover the key chapters in the history of the rose, which spans East and West, science and culture. Read more
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.
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.
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.