THE COUNTRY WALK
The Gardens incorporate the former Clover Hill farm which was set aside for the development in 1981. The unifying feature is the ‘country walk’ which winds through the site. The Gardens now cover 17 hectares and are owned and operated by Orange City Council with support from Friends of the Orange Botanic Gardens (FOBG) and other volunteer groups.
This self-guided walk follows the ‘country walk’, this track winds its way around the Gardens. It starts and finishes at the Clover Hill Centre.
As you enter the Gardens from the carpark you walk under a stone and metal archway which was donated by the Orange Garden Club in 1999. You will pass a line of large pin-oaks on your left as you walk up the path into the Clover Hill Gardens. On your left is the silver birch lawn which is underplanted with spring bulbs. On your right a path leads to the Sensory Garden, Weeping Elm Lawn, Viburnum Garden and the Winter garden. Many of the larger trees in this area are remnants of the original homestead garden.
Plan your visit
7.30am till dusk
• Off street car parking available
• Dogs on leads are permitted
• Bike riding is not permitted in the gardens
• Guided tours for large groups are available on request
- Playground and BBQ facilities area available nearby at the Orange Adventure Playground
- Toilet facilities are available
- Function Centre – Contact Council to make a booking
- There are gently-sloping paths throughout the garden
- Accessible toilets