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Lisgar Gardens covers an area of 2.4 hectares (6 acres) in Lisgar Road, Hornsby.

The site was originally purchased in 1917 by Max Cotton (1887-1967) from his brother Leo, specifically for the purpose of creating the gardens. In 1967, Hornsby Shire Council purchased the property, naming it Lisgar Gardens. The gardens were opened to the public on 21 September, 1968.

Built on a steep hillside, the gardens’ different levels were created by the construction of sandstone block walls. By 1950 the gardens were planted with rhododendrons, azaleas, gardenias and other exotics in harmony with native trees and ferns, highlighting the seventy two varieties of camellias.

Some of the original camellias still exist in the gardens today and are now over fifty years old. Since Council purchased the site, the work commenced by Max Cotton has continued.

The gardens now boast over ninety varieties of camellias, mass plantings of annuals in the formal gardens, a covered pavilion for weddings and other celebrations, a shade house containing the fish ponds, a gazebo, three waterfalls, informal lawn areas, picnic tables and a rainforest walk.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information on Lisgar Gardens, including opening and closing times please go to the link below

LISGAR GARDENS

 

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