The Rock Garden

The Rock Garden was laid out in the 1960s and includes ponds, waterfalls, and a scree garden with plantings that tell stories of environmental adaptation and the diversity of plant form and function. In the early spring you will see a wide range of geophytes and vernal plants, with lupins and other more competitive plants coming through later in the year. The Rock Garden and ponds are a focus area in our strategic plan for biodiversity  so that we can make the most of the meandering paths, rocks, mosses and lichens to explore questions about the combinations of stresses that high altitude plants are uniquely adapted to withstand.