Located on the Events Terrace and a short stroll from the Village Centre and the National Bonsai and Penjing Collection, these demonstration gardens show visitors how to grow a beautiful, sustainable and water-efficient garden in any season, specific to the Canberra region.
Visitors can learn about plant and grass selection, garden design, growing requirements and water conservation. The flexible outdoor spaces also facilitate educational groups, community workshops, tours, talks and demonstrations:
- Garden Room 1 is a space to learn about soil preparation, water collection and conservation, propagation and container planting.
- Garden Room 2 focuses on plant varieties, providing inspiration for planting to suit your garden's climate and conditions.
- Garden Room 3 showcases turf varieties and looks at water use and the value of water as a precious and limited resource.
With a large wooden deck and shady trees, the Canberra Discovery Garden is also a delightful spot for a rest or a bite to eat, and a popular venue for smaller outdoor events.