Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden
St Ives, NSW
7.6 km (3 hrs )
To explore the Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Gardens is to realise just how diverse the flora of the Australian bush is. With over 600 different species of plants recorded in the gardens, there is much to see! One of the best times to visit the gardens is in early spring (Sep - Oct) when the bush comes alive with a colourful display of wildflowers.
There are quite a number of tracks in Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Gardens, ranging from easy, family-friendly short strolls to the longer, more adventurous tracks that plunge into the valleys that border the gardens. I decided to tackle them all on my visit to the gardens. I very much enjoyed each walk, but if you are most interested in seeing the flowers, the short walks near the visitors centre are where you most likely to see them. The wonderful thing is that many of the flowers have information signs, allowing you to identify them.
It was a most enjoyable morning and my camera definitely got a workout!