A small eclectic collection of coniferous trees
Discover podocarps from Asia, Africa, Papua New Guinea, Japan, New Zealand and New Caledonia planted along the banks of a stream. Spot the striking new red growth of the African Podocarpus milanjianus and get to know Podocarpus neriifolius the most common podocarp in the world. Escape the crowds and find a quiet spot for a picnic among these impressive and beautiful trees.
This collection complements other collections of ancient podocarps at the Gardens (Gondwana Arboretum and Conifer Collection). In Podocarp Valley the podocarps are planted with a collection of primitive flowering proteas and restios (also with fossil records back to Gondwana). From the family Restionaceae, restios are architectural evergreen rush or grass-like plants mostly from South Africa. If you are looking for a drought tolerant and low maintenance plant restios create unique rhythm and movement in a garden.