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“A peaceful oasis in the bush.”

Myall Park Botanic Garden
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Owner description: Myall Park Botanic Garden is more than a beautiful place where people can find respite and inspiration. It is a refuge for biological treasures from all around Australia, an outdoor classroom where people can acquire knowledge and motivation to be stewards of the plant and animals in our communities. Myall Park Botanic Garden is in an ideal location to feature Australian plants from semi-arid, arid and dry tropical regions. Soil types differ throughout the Garden and range from neutral softer grey brigalow soil, light loams over clays, to red lateritic acid gravel ridge. A significant feature of the ridge is the deep grey/blue water holding layer of clay which allows for the cultivation of deep rooted large trees.
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We stayed at a powered caravan site and cottage overnight. The cottage is very roomy and well equipped. Warmed up beside the open fireplace on a cool night. Great park for early morning or late afternoon strolls in the gardens or to the lagoon, with lovely reflections. Very interesting history and spectacular trees and flowering native shrubs, despite the dry weather. Beautiful artwork in the gallery and good facilities. Worth the trip.

Thank Brad H
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Reviewed 22 August 2017

We arrived at the Myall Botanic Gardens late in the afternoon. It turns out that these gardens have a long history. Being owned by Robert Gordan, a keen gardener and plant breeder, it was the birth place of one of Australia’s most loved Grevilleas, the Robert Gordon (surprisingly enough) along with a few other Gordon varieties. There were a few flowering and it has the most spectacular red blooms. The old greenhouse still stands though in a state of disrepair. There is currently a big effort to restore the gardens to the glory days of years gone by and I have to give credit to all working on this. It is a massive area and no mean feat but there are some areas which are quite spectacular and we plan to go back when these are in full bloom.
The camp ground is basic, real outback bush, but the toilet/showers have hot water, are clean and are more than acceptable for a bush site. What is surprising is the art gallery and statues that are dotted around the park. Pay the few bucks, support the park but be surprised by some of the quality that is there. And everyone we met also greeted us with top end bush hospitality. I think it is still a bit of a hidden gem.

2  Thank Rodney A
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Reviewed 16 July 2017

A well-preserved bit of Australian horticultural/botanical history. Well worth staying one night to experience the atmosphere of the place. Stay in the old shearer's quarters or worker's house.Cheap as chips. There is no TV reception and mobile phone is limited service. But that is how things once were. A place with no distractions from 'worldly' noise....just sounds made by God. Self catering. Electric stove and microwave. Open fire. Excellent and obliging hosts.

Thank Huthjg
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

We had a great time in this fascinating garden. We stayed overnight in the Avochie Cottage. This sleeps 6 and has most things you need for a short stay. It was $80 for the night for the 2 of us, there's a higher fee if there are more people. We also took our own linen and saved another small fee. The bed was comfortable and, although a little rustic (counted 8 frogs in the toilet) it was good.

The gardens are easy to find and are a treat for gardeners, native flora and birders. We were there for the birds and had a fabulous time, saw species that we don't get in Brisbane; great to see a spotted bowerbirds interacting at the bower. And then we also enjoyed the garden and loved the plants. Favourite was the eucalyptus salubris - lovely smooth tan bark. But you can't go past history and miss the original very first grevillea Robyn Gordon. A lovely large shrub now over 50 years old this is the parent plant to millions across Australia. What a visionary Mr Gordon was when he established the garden.

Scott the caretaker was very welcoming and knowledgeable about the gardens and took great pride in talking us through the gardens attractions, including the gallery of flora drawings by Mrs Gordon. Between 4 and 5 hours west of Brisbane it was an interesting drive to an interesting place. Probably best during spring we think it is good at any time. We'll be back.

1  Thank kjbMirani
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Reviewed 1 November 2016

This park has a wonderful array of plants spieces that were in full flower when we visited. The bird life was just amazing, a large number of nectar eating from large to small and all different colours. This is a must see for native plant lovers.

Thank Helen737
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