Sherwood Arboretum, Brisbane

4.7
#19 of 54 in Parks in Brisbane
Sherwood Arboretum is a heritage-listed arboretum at 39A Turner Street, Sherwood, Queensland, Australia. A 1946 addition to the site is also known as the John Herbert Memorial Vista. It was added to the Queensland Heritage Register on 3 May 2007.HistoryThe Sherwood Arboretum covers an area of 15 hectares, containing approximately 1,100 trees from about 300 species. The arboretum comprises parkland, artificial freshwater wetland and has an extensive frontage to the Brisbane River.In keeping with an international trend toward the application of scientific methods to forestry, and over concern for the depleting stock of Queensland's forests and commercial timbers, Sherwood Arboretum was established at the urging of a number of community interest groups, the Local Government Authorities and the Queensland Government.In June 1922, the Curator of the Botanical Gardens, Ernest Walter Bick F.L.S. wrote to the Brisbane Deputy Town Clerk outlining the need to establish "...an Arboretum near the city where the growth of native and other trees could be studied." The Government Botanist, Cyril Tenison White, raised public awareness, when he wrote to the daily papers on 13 July 1922. The proposal was sponsored by the Empire Forest Association, and gathered the support of the Royal Society of Queensland, the Queensland Naturalists' Club, the Horticultural Society, the Australian Association for the Advancement of Science, the Public Health Association, and through a number of articles in the A & B Journal of Queensland.
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  • Unexpected find tucked away in amongst suburbia. Absolutely stunning gardens with bbq facilities, kids playground, shelters, walking tracks, basic amenities and a stunning view of the Brisbane river. ...  more »
  • Found a great park next to Brisbane river at Sherwood. Lots of families cooking barbeques, playing, having a ball. Dog friendly, on a lead, lots of couples walking their dogs around a couple of lakes....  more »
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  • Great park, but getting there with a stroller is bit hard... too hilly and narrow paths to and from there. Plenty of car park spots, it has all facilities such as BBQ area, shaded playground for kids.. some walking paths are not smooth for strollers.
  • Great park which is very large, kid & pet friendly, has covered BBQ facilities & seating, amenities, large kids play area, waterfront access with pontoon, walking trails & well manicured gardens. Parking is easy & plentiful. This place is a hidden gem & worth checking out if in the area. Highly recommended

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