A unique collection of exotic plants from all over the world
The Pirianda Gardens are an extremely unique collection of exotic plants from all over the world in an Australian setting of mountain ash, collected by Harvey and Gillian Ansell. The Ansells purchased the land for the gardens in 1959 and started to clear it in preparation for the garden, which then began to appear after plants were collected on overseas holidays.
A garden for all seasons
The garden delights in all seasons: Spring: rhododendrons, azaleas, magnolias, camellias, dogwoods, dove tree and spring bulbs; Summer: Mock orange, eucryphia, clethra, hydrangeas and NSW christmas bush. Autumn: Spectacular autumn foliage colours of a wide variety of exotic trees and shrubs, including the unusual sight of Franklinia alatamaha which flowers on leafless branches. Winter: Luculia, witch hazel, camellias and early rhododendrons.