The Hunter Region Botanic Gardens cover an area of 140 hectares, much of which has been preserved as natural bushland.
2100 Pacific Highway, (20 mins north of Newcastle), Heatherbrae NSW 2324, Australia
The Gardens, which were opened to the public in 1986, are designed, developed and managed by a non-profit company of volunteers. The development of the Gardens was recognised in 1999, with the winning of the 'Significant Regional Attraction' award in the Hunter Regional Awards for Excellence in Tourism.
Hunter Region Botanic Gardens Website
Hunter Region Ecology
The Hunter Region Botanic Gardens, through its Rare Plants Committee, is involved in research into the ecology of the Hunter Region of New South Wales, with a focus on Plant Biodiversity.
Technical Papers reporting this research and discussing Hunter Region Ecology are available in this section of the Gardens website, using the links below:
Hunter Region Ecosystems
- Ecosystems of the Hunter Region Botanic Gardens Site
- Vegetation of the Hunter Valley
- Vegetation History of the Hunter Valley