Australian Collection

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photo.jpgPhoto by Ivan Kozik

The Australian Collection primarily features trees and shrubs native to Australia. Tall eucalyptus trees, with their distinctive aromatic leaves, dominate the north bank of the creek. With more than 50 species of this native Australian genus, the trees vary from tall and erect specimens to broadly-spreading small trees. Throughout the collection, their characteristic camphor-like fragrance fills the air. A fine collection of bottlebrush, Callistemon, and honey-myrtles, Melaleuca, lines the path near the old bridge. Across the creek, new plantings of showy Australian flowering plants complement older plantings that feature plants from various regions in the world with a Mediterranean climate.

Australian 4.jpgPhoto by Mia Ingolia

Australian 5.jpgPhoto by Mia Ingolia Australian Collection 3.jpgPhoto by Mia Ingolia Arley_Firch.JPGA gift by Arley Firch Australian_Collection_1.jpgPhoto by Mia Ingolia Australian Collection 2.jpgPhoto by Mia Ingolia Australian_Collection.JPGSome of the trees from the Australian Collection

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