In a two-day planting blitz that would make one of those ubiquitous ‘renovation’ reality TV shows proud, the historic Column Garden in Centennial Park has undergone a garden makeover!

Already one of the most photogenic areas of the Park, Column Garden has never looked better after our horticulture team swooped in with a flurry of activity.

More than 1,500 plants were planted over 48 hours. Let’s take a look behind the scenes…

 

The plants waiting in our nursery in Centennial Park...

The plants waiting in our nursery in Centennial Park…

 

...before receiving a 'chauffeur-driven' ride to Column Garden!

…before receiving a ‘chauffeur-driven’ ride to Column Garden!

 

The team swoops in...

The team swoops in…

 

...planting quickly before the impending storms approached!

…planting quickly before the impending storms approached!

 

Blooms of colour...

Blooms of colour…

 

...make a beautiful space even better.

…make a beautiful space even better.

 

Get out into Centennial Park and enjoy our new ‘refurbishment’!

 

A bit about Column Garden…

Column Garden takes its name from the sandstone column erected in 1890. The column originates from the demolished portico of the old Australian Museum (William Street Wing). A second column stands on Busby Promontory to the west of this garden.

The Garden’s plant beds were planted around 1900 by Joseph Maiden, primarily as an experimental Native Flower Garden established for scientific and educational use, but over time this has evolved to becoming display beds.

 

A special wedding ceremony location…

Column Garden is one of our more popular outdoor wedding ceremony venues. If you are interested in learning more about wedding ceremony opportunities in the Parklands, visit our Weddings page on our website.

Make your special day a memorable day in the Park!

 

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