Grounds and Gardens

Our conservation staff, and particularly the Grounds and Gardens crew, manage all conservation values and infrastructure requirements associated with the landscape, gardens, plantings and environment of the historic sites.

Today the grounds and gardens and bushland of the sites are among the more remarked aspects of our historic landscapes.

At the Port Arthur Historic Site visitors are able to enjoy a range of features – from reconstructed 1850s gardens, through to flower and vegetable gardens of the early 20th century.

In contrast, the bushland of the Coal Mines Historic Site provides a thought-provoking setting for the ruins and relics of the ambitious and harsh convict mining endeavour that took place there.

Gardens at the Cascades Female Factory are modest in scale, but significant.