Maleny Botanic Gardens named as one of Six of the Best: Asia-Pacific gardens

Travel writer Katrina Lobley has named Maleny Botanic Gardens as one of the top six gardens in the Asia-Pacific region.

In her article she has written –

Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, QLD

Frank Ship is a former engineer from South Africa with a thing for big machinery. When he bought a rough cattle-grazing property clinging to the side of Queensland’s Blackall Range in 2005, he couldn’t help himself. He started rearranging the landscape: carving terraces, creating waterfalls, planting his favourite species and installing whimsies such as a replica of Monet’s curved bridge and elevated gazebos offering uninterrupted views over the Glass House Mountains to the south. He opened his fantasia to the public in 2012 and last year added a walk-through aviary filled with curious macaws, extravagantly feathered Lady Amherst’s pheasants and more.

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