Tropical Shade Gardens and The Fernery
This garden is located next to the Gardens Administration Building, surrounding three sides of the office. The other boundaries are fenced with black steel-tubed panels, two metres high to protect the plantings inside the perimeter. The existing shade trees were augmented by selected regional species to protect a collection of shade tolerant tropical foliage and flowering plants.
Several of the wharf piles have been located in the Shade Garden for display of creepers and epiphytes. There are several gravel and riverstone pathways winding around the gardens.
These gardens are open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm and on Sundays when a Gardens Friend volunteer open the Gardens Shop between 10am to 2pm.