An inspirational public garden
An inspirational public garden displaying colourful Australian native plants suitable for smaller gardens. The two-hectare garden is one of our hidden jewels featuring more than 1400 different species of native plants, a retail plant nursery, community room and lovely views. Established in 1965, Karwarra is one of the few public gardens where native plants are used exclusively, giving visitors the opportunity to see how they can be used effectively as part of a landscaped garden. Karwarra is responsible for the Garden Plant Conservation Association of Australia Boronia and Telopea (Waratah) Collection. The Waratahs produce a stunning display of colour in the garden in late September to mid October. It is owned and operated by Council with support and assistance from the 'Friends of Karwarra' group.
The Gallery at Karwarra displays Australian botanical and wildlife art.
Karwarra has a well stocked plant nursery selling a wide range of Australian plants in small tubes and 140mm pots. The staff can assist with the selection of plants suitable to your particular needs.