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This valley was originally established as a holiday camp for Young Australia League. In 1929 J.J. Simons sectioned off 150 acres which comprised running creeks and deep shaded woods of deep, all creating a cool climate in which to establish his dream garden. He named the valley “Araluen” which was an aboriginal (eastern) word meaning “singing waters/running waters” or “Place of the Lillies”.

Of course the most notable attraction at Araluen Botanic Park is the Tulips… here you will find scattered beds of tastefully co-ordinated coloured blooms. Other splashes of colour come from the Acers, Paeonias, Daphnes, Lilacs, Michelias and the beautiful Magnolia trees which produces flowers before they produce leaves. Magnolias bloom early in the season and when they are in full bloom, they are quite breathtaking.

Location: Croydon Road, Roleystone

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  • Written Sep 21, 2005
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