Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Gardens Collections

The Gardens Collections consist of the Living Plant Collection and the dried Herbarium Collection.

The Herbarium is not generally open to the public due to the high risk of contamination to the precious collection. Herbarium open days will be advertised on this site.

The Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Gardens is situated within the Shire of Eurobodalla, approximately 270 kilometres south of Sydney, and 150 kilometres east of Canberra. It extends over 110 kilometres of coastline from Durras Lake in the north to Wallaga Lake in the south.

The Shire includes the three major towns of Batemans Bay, Moruya and Narooma. It is 2424 square kilometres in area, 77% of which is designated National Parks, State Forests and Crown Reserves.

Endangered species conservation

The Gardens is in an excellent position to assist in the conservation of Threatened and Endangered Species, in accordance with Commonwealth and State Legislation.

By careful collection, scrupulous documentation, scientific propagation methods and good growing conditions, the Gardens can cultivate populations of these species for re-introduction into the wild, to provide plants for horticultural purposes and to assist in increasing public awareness of the importance of maintaining species diversity.

The Gardens are also involved in a conservation partnership with other botanic gardens including Wollongong Botanic Gardens, Booderee Botanic Garden and the National Botanic Garden in Canberra. This partnership concentrates on threatened species found within the South East Corner Bioregion.

Collecting Region

The flora grown in the Gardens is drawn from a collecting region of almost 6,000 square kilometres. It encompasses the Shire of Eurobodalla and parts of the adjoining Shoalhaven, Palerang and Bega Valley Shires. This collecting region is defined by a geographical base that covers the catchments of the district’s three large rivers, the Clyde, the Deua and the Tuross.

These rivers flow eastwards from the crest of the Great Dividing Range to the coast; therefore the Collecting Region encompasses a wide range of plant communities, from high altitude sub-alpine to coastal dune and sea strand.