Opening in November 2003, Mt Penang Gardens sits on 19.8 acres (8 hectares) of native beauty. The distinctive design of the Gardens sets it apart from traditional botanical gardens. It was designed by Anton James and his design of a garden within a garden produces an understated landscape.
The gardens are also home to 12 unique Garden Rooms, Sculptures and Cascading Waterways. Each individual 'garden exhibit' is set on and around a large sculptural plateau and walled spaces, abstract pergolas, fountains, ponds, cascades, as well as a 35-metre cantilevered steel footbridge.
There are over 70 percent of native plants to Australia which can be found along the waterways and stunning summer aquatic gardens. It is truly awe-inspiring on how the creative ways in which modern landscapes and Australian native flora marry so well together as well as creating beautiful seasonal displays.
There is a Discovery Trail to experience at the gardens. The Trail meanders through the gardens, passing Bulbous Bottle Trees, Dragon Gardens strange cacti and succulents to the fascinating Wondabyne Stone Sculpture Garden.
The trail also passes through stunning water lilies and lotus flowers at the Aquatic Garden and the drought-tolerant displays to the playful puddle gardens. Every pathway leads to a new world of flora and fauna discoveries...
Bring a picnic or take advantage of the free barbecue facilities at the gardens, meditate at one of the exhibits, take a stroll, kick a ball around or just simply lay back and take in the serene surrounds...with so many things to see and do at Mt Penang Parklands it is the perfect outing for everyone to enjoy, including your fur baby!