Cockington Green Gardens

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Seaside Cottage

25 Jan 2019 Read More

Playground Upgrade continues ..

Where there's Rain, there's a healthy Smoke Bush

11 Jan 2019 Read More

There might well be fire where there’s smoke. Equally, where there’s rain, there’s a healthy smoke bush. That’s certainly what we have discovered with the botanically named ‘Cotinus coggygria’. The recent summer rains have really given our smoke bush a sizeable growth spurt lately. It is guesstimated to have had around 2m of growth recently and the spectacular bush/tree will no doubt be putting on a brilliant display this autumn as its annual colour change takes place. The current deep purple leaves will give way to brilliant orange, peach and scarlet hues. Our display smoke bush (Plant No. 187) is around 20 years old and given its manageable size makes a great addition to any garden. The smoke bush is native to large parts of southern Europe, Asia and the Himalayas to Northern China.

Duckling Rescue

01 Jan 2019 Read More

Cockington Green has long been a sanctuary for lots of friendly wildlife. Some of that wildlife was recently grateful for the presence of our gardeners who rescued a mother duck and her eight ducklings. ..

The Drum on Ayden - Welcome to the Team

18 Dec 2018 Read More

Many years ago, Cockington Green Gardens had on its grounds staff the drummer from one of Australia’s best-known and successful bands. Who knows, maybe a second one is on the way. ..

How It All Began

14 Dec 2018 Read More

It was 10 o’clock on Saturday morning November 3, 1979. For the Sarah family of Canberra, this was no ordinary Saturday morning – it was life changing. The extent of that change was unknown. It was as unknown as the extent of success or otherwise of the new venture they were just about to embark upon. ..

Santa Visits for Night Openings

03 Dec 2018 Read More

From washout to wow. What a difference a year makes! The annual Gold Creek Village Christmas Festival was held on Friday November 30 and Saturday December 1st. Cockington Green Gardens, and our neighbours at the National Dinosaur Museum, held night openings on both of these beautiful evenings. In the process Cockington Green used the night to raise much needed funds for the Children’s Medical Research Foundation. ..