SEA PEACE CYCAD GARDEN
This exotic garden is located on a property in the Northern Rivers coastal region of NSW Australia. Sea Peace Cycad Garden is an approximately 7 acre garden within a much larger property dedicated to conservation and regeneration of the land and the preservation of a wide variety and extremely diverse collection of flora.
Located within the larger context of a significant re-afforestation, wetland and coastal swamp rehabilitation lies this garden dedicated to the many Biological Genera of Cycads.
Cycads, gymnosperms or naked seeded plants with an ancient fossil history, were formally great in number and were found in wide variety of locations around the globe, however, today find their numbers and diversity much reduced.
This garden is dedicated to their preservation and representation and includes some of the most rare and endangered of these extraordinary gymnosperms.
The cycads are placed in a framework of other ancient and prehistoric vegetative species such as Adansonia spp (Boab), Agathis spp (Kauri), Podocarpus spp (Plum Pine), Chorysia spp, etc and interspersed with segments of endemic bushland that stretches across the contours blending the exotic vegetation with the native.
The Cycad Garden is linked to an existing Orchid House, a timber structure housing, certainly, the states most diverse collection of orchids. This timber slatted building is surrounded by Corten steel steps which merge the sun loving orchids, that are external to the timber structure, into the Cycad area extending the steel detailing as it unfolds from one area to the other.
The raw hardwood and Corten form a bold contrast and accentuate this exotic primordial palate of vegetation.
Location : Ewingsdale NSW