Sherwood Arboretum

Sherwood Arboretum is part of the Brisbane Botanic Gardens collection. Officially opened on World Forestry Day on 21 March 1925, this heritage-listed site was established for Australian native trees.

The Sherwood Arboretum covers an area of 15 hectares and contains approximately 1100 trees, representing approximately 250 species. The site features a number of botanical collections including riverine, dry rainforest, dry sclerophyll, fig avenue, freshwater wetlands, and the main attraction being a grand avenue of 72 kauri pines.

Entry to the arboretum is free. Dogs are permitted.

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Friends of Sherwood Aboretum

The Friends of Sherwood Arboretum Association Inc. (FOSA) is a not-for-profit, voluntary community association. It has worked in partnership with Council since 1986. FOSA offers a hands-on approach with a monthly working bee. Find out more about the association and volunteering by visiting the Sherwood Arboretum website.

Last updated:30 April 2020
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