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Find out how the Cranbourne Gardens has been rehabilitated

Find out how the Cranbourne Gardens has been rehabilitated

During the last twenty years, Cranbourne Gardens has been transformed from a sand mine and scrub to a botanic garden and nature reserve of international standing and reputation. The development of the Australian Garden, in particular, has been a momentous and hugely successful undertaking.

Key Facts:

  • The site was previously used for sand mining from as far back as the 1820’s, with private licences also issued for grazing and timber gathering
  • It has since been transformed into a 363 hectare botanic garden and nature reserve of international standing
  • It is recognised as a site of State significance for flora and fauna conservation, with over 25 species listed as endangered, threatened or at risk of extinction
  • There are now ten kilometres of walking tracks, six kilometres of cycling tracks, a lookout tower, shelters, barbecues and picnic tables
  • The Australian Garden, completed in October 2012, features approximately 170,000 plants from 1,700 plant varieties

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