Rhododendron gardens

What is a Rhododendron?
As well as the popular garden shrubs displaying the dazzling colourful spring flowers we associate with the rhododendrons, this large and complex genus also includes various types of evergreen and deciduous azaleas, once classified as a separate group. A third group rapidly gaining in popularity are the vireyas, sometimes called Malesian rhododendrons, and often less accurately called ‘tropical’ rhododendrons. ¬† From ‘Growing Rhododendrons’ by Richard Francis ISBN 0864178980

At the gardens we have representatives of the three types of rhododendrons. The azaleas and vireyas are well established and flower well most years. During 2014 we made a definite attempt to increase the number of ‘cool climate’ rhododendrons in our display. Being in a sub-tropical area means there is always a risk from the high humidity, fungal attack and lack of cold winters. However, we are determined to give it our utmost effort and sort out just what can be grown successfully here. ¬†¬†Botanic Gardens newsletter March/April 2014. Brian Davison

Walk to rhododendrons

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Azaleas

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

IMGP2329

 

IMGP2328

Cool Climate Rhododendron

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Vireyas

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Spring is the flowering time for most Rhododendrons but the Vireyas will spot flower throughout the year brightening up a corner

LATEST NEWS & ARTICLES

BOTANIC GARDENS REMAIN CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Major works on the lakes are taking place under the direction of Scenic Rim Regional Council.  The gardens also require further work to restore them to a condition of safety and for the community to enjoy. Much of the infrastructure, including buildings and...

BOTANIC GARDENS PLANT SALE AIDS MASSIVE REBUILD

BOTANIC GARDENS PLANT SALE AIDS MASSIVE REBUILD

The volunteers at Tamborine Mountain Regional Botanic Gardens will hold a special plant sale on Saturday, March 9, to raise much-needed funds for the Gardens rebuild following the Christmas storm. The sale will be held in the Gardens car park from 8am until noon. The...

SPECIAL GARDENS AND WALKWAYS