Albury Botanic Gardens
When Albury Mayor, Alderman William Jones opened the City's Botanic Gardens with the planting of an English Elm tree in 1887, he created an icon which has stood the test of time.
For the past 130 years, the Albury Botanic Gardens has graced the western end of Albury's Central Business District.
The gardens are extremely popular with horticultural enthusiasts and garden lovers, many travelling from around the country to explore the 1,000 plus native and exotic plant species. School children also take advantage of this botanical delight to learn about plants and the local environment.
From a conservation point of view, work continues on regeneration and replacement of species that have reached the end of their life-span, in particular the elm trees in Elm Avenue.
With the assistance of the Friends of the Botanic Gardens, AlburyCity is planning a range of improvements to not only keep people visiting, but to engage a whole new audience, in particular children through the creation of a children's garden.
While the gardens already attract around 250,000 people a year, AlburyCity believes there's room for many more.
For over a century, the Botanic Gardens has provided the perfect backdrop for couples to exchange their wedding vows. Read more...
The children's garden is a place where children can enjoy learning about the environment in a safe, creative and fun way, fostering their imaginations and sense of wonder. Read more...