A perfect sanctuary in an unexpected street corner
The Lilian Fraser Graden is a perfect spot to commune with nature right in the middle of an urban jungle. Located on the corner of Bellamy and Laurence Streets in Pennant Hills, it is just a kilometre away from the Pennant Hills Station and is open during daylight hours.
The Lilian Fraser Garden is best for picnics, weddings, christenings, small receptions, and leisurely walks. One can wander around the garden and enjoy rare and unusual plants, as well as 34 different bird species that the garden attracts. Please click here for the Lilian Fraser Garden brochure which lists down these bird species. The garden features several different magnolias and hydrangeas, a range of abutilons, a smoke bush, glorious camellias, and trees such as pink and white dogwoods, handkerchief tree, huge metasequoia tree, and a fringe tree, while different bulbs and perennials fill the under storey. At this time of the year, the seasonal highlights of the Lilian Fraser Garden include autumn foliage, camellias, luculia, tree daisy, azaleas, and magnolias.
Originally a private garden of Dr Lilian Fraser who lived in the property for most of her life, the garden is now under the care of the Hornsby Shire Council. Dr. Fraser, a noted and the third woman to qualify as biologist in Australia, offered her garden to the Hornsby Shire Council as she approached old age with no immediate family. Her wish was for her garden, which is filled with a variety of plants she has nurtured through the years, including interesting plants she has brought home from her travels abroad, to be enjoyed by young and old as a public garden and park. Entrance to the garden is free, but it is available for hire for private functions. Click here for the Lilian Fraser Garden Fees and Charges.