We posted this following photo montage on our Facebook page last year and had a great reaction from fans.
While searching for some information recently, I came across it again and thought I’d post it to the blog and give it another outing.
Column Garden in Centennial Park: summer, autumn, winter, spring. Stunning. – photos by Chris Gleisner
Column Garden takes its name from two sandstone columns erected on the Busby Pond promontories in 1890. These two columns originated from the demolished portico of the old Australian Museum (William Street Wing), part of the original designs of James Barnet (constructed between 1866 and 1868).
The gardens themselves were planted around 1900 by Joseph Maiden, primarily as an experimental Native Flower Garden established for scientific and educational use. Later it was used for horticultural display.
The area was originally enclosed to the west by a hedge of Coprosma repens also attributable to the planting design of Maiden. However this was later replaced with Murraya paniculata.
Today one column stands in the Column Garden and the other on the promontory to the garden’s west.
Column Garden is one of our more popular outdoor wedding ceremony venues and regularly features spectacular seasonal plantings that are enjoyed by thousands of visitors every year.
Column Garden is certainly one of the more popular locations within Centennial Park – but what’s yours?