Cockington Green Gardens

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Rose Cottage

07 Sep 2018 Read More

Our creative team have been hard at work building for our younger patrons a new cubby house. It has taken approximately 50 hours to construct and is in keeping with our English area. It looks great painted in our Suffolk pink, which is the colour you will find on our miniature Cockington Village display and 2 of our Lavenham houses. Look at the inside of this wonderful house! We can’t wait to see the younger ones playing inside. You can find this wonderful cubby house which we are naming "Rose's Cottage", up in our playground area, it will be a very popular addition we are sure. Enjoy. ..

Experience Oz - Top 10 Things to do in Canberra

03 Sep 2018 Read More

One of the more unique and charming attractions that Canberra has to offer, Cockington Green Gardens is a lovingly-crafted, miniature recreation of what started as only an English village yet which has expanded to feature an entire international themed area. ..

Hobbit Tree

17 Aug 2018 Read More

A new technique for Cockington Green Gardens is being trialled on our Jacqueline Hillier Elm this year. This Bonsai style is called “Hollow Trunk” (Uro style) sometimes known as Hobbit Trees. The hollowed-out area is called a Sabamiki. This is the first “Bonsai” technique that Cockington Green has used in the display. We expect this process to take several years of careful pruning and tending before we can see the final results. This week the exposed wood that was created after the carving out process was done has been treated with a solution of lime sulphur and India ink. The lime sulphur is a preservative and prevents wood rot. The ink tints the lime sulphur turning it from a chalky white to a dark grey when it dry’s. This is a unique way to add to a garden when the right tree becomes available and provided you have the patience and willingness to take on a new but rewarding project.  ..

Gardening Tips for Roses

10 Aug 2018 Read More


CryoGenic Geccko

03 Aug 2018 Read More

Our resident model-making team are showing their sense of humour once again. They have been “hard at work” creating our own miniature Cockington Green Gardens fab-four rock band. These wild and wonderful characters are called the “CryoGenic Gecko”. Who knows, they might even get a gig before kick-off at the next championship game at the Cockington Green Gardens football stadium. This creative display can be seen in the workshop window, come and have a look for your selves and tell us what you think.

Braemar Star Defence System

27 Jul 2018 Read More

The original Braemar Castle was built in 1628 by John Erskine, the 18th Earl of Mar. Its main purpose was to defend the Mar estates from the neighbouring Farquharson clan of Inverey. Braemar Castle is a site to behold with all its battlement towers and turrets protected with a star-shaped curtain wall. In bringing as much authenticity as possible to the display, our model makers have now finished duplicating the star-shaped curtain wall and placed it around our miniature version of this spectacular castle. It took approximately 250 hours to construct these walls. It looks amazing and now completes our replication of the original structure.