60 acres of garden oasis with 10 themed gardens
Amongst the rolling hills of grape vines, right in the heart of Pokolbin are the Hunter Valley Gardens. A 60 acre garden oasis featuring 10 themed gardens, interconnected by 8km of paths. These gardens are huge, to put it into perspective there are over 35,000 roses, and the 34 horticultural and maintenance staff are kept busy planting over 250,000 annuals each spring!
You’ll need at least a couple of hours to explore and appreciate the gardens, as each separate garden transports you to all corners of the globe. The variation of plants makes the Gardens come to life throughout each of the seasons as well as offering great points of interest such as topiary sculptures, formal gardens and the Storybook garden. Perfect for the little ones.
Hunter Valley Gardens began construction in 1999 and took nearly four years’ to complete. During this time 600,000 cubic meters of soil was moved and 300,000 was brought to the site, over 100km of underground irrigation was installed to service 3,000 trees and 500,000 shrubs.
With a focus on creating a wonderful experience for the whole family, the Gardens presents a series of events during each of the School Holidays, along with the annual Easter Egg Hunt, Snow Time in the Gardens during winter, Mega Creatures and Christmas Lights Spectacular.