|Prostanthera porcata, a threatened species from rugged slopes in the nearby Budawang NP, only described in 1984.|
All plants in the gardens are local, which is defined here as the catchments of the Clyde, Deua and Tuross Rivers.
|As a result of being unlogged since the early 20th century, there are some big original eucalypts|
in the forests of the Gardens.
|The Chef's Cap Cafe is on the left, with the Wallace Herbarium on the right.|
The tower provides cooling in summer by drawing up hot air from the buildings.
|We always indulge in at least a coffee, if not lunch, at the cafe, attended invariably|
by busily speculative Superb Fairy-wrens.
|Superb Fairy-wren Malurus cyaneus male, moulting into his plain winter garb,|
sharing a table at the Chef's Cap Cafe.
|Looking south from the Visitors' Centre.|
|Chef's Cap Correa Correa baeuerlenii, from which the cafe takes its name.|
It is limited to about 150km of forests south from here.
|Wet sclerophyll forest along the gully of Deep Creek.|
|Discussion of indigenous use of Burrawang, the cycad Macrozamia communis, alongside the plant.|
|Excellent playground, including large robust musical instruments, such as the 'harp' below, played by hitting with the metal pipes supplied and tied on!|
|All-weather picnic shelter.|
|Covered stage at amphitheatre, used for concerts.|
|Orchid house, built to replace the one destroyed in the 2010 storm.|
|Two of the rich, near natural-seeming artificial ponds.|
|From the bird hide looking out over extensive wetland at the north-western end of the Gardens.|
|Jacky Winter Microeca fascinans, an Australian robin, which hunts insects by 'perching and pouncing'.|
|Eastern Whipbirds Psophodes olivaceus are generally cryptic, but sometimes come out to feed on the lawns here.|
|Australian Wood Ducks Chenonetta jubata, appreciate both the ponds and the lawns where they graze.|
|Fan-tailed Cuckoos Cacomantis flabelliformis are spring and summer visitors, when their perpetual downward trills compete with the cicada chorus.|