steel tank planter tubs with rosemary and lavender

The Canberra Discovery Garden at the National Arboretum Canberra opened last Sunday and provides planting ideas for those dealing with dry climate gardens, such as found in Canberra (although this year has been unusually wet!)

tractor outline with sky in background

Artistic touches give the garden interest and colour, despite not having masses of green leaves or vibrant flowers.

National Arboretum Canberra arid garden

Even better, the garden is perched atop a hill overlooking Canberra, so there are great views over Lake Burley Griffin and the rest of Canberra.

For more information see Discovery Garden or National Arboretum Canberra. Both will be open permanently in 2013 to celebrate Canberra’s centenary, in the meantime we will have to just enjoy the occasional open day!

Canberra Discovery Garden Logo