Sydenham Botanic Park

A community driven development


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Daffodils and Cycads

daf 1Blooming Daffodils. The park is currently enjoying 100’s of flowering daffodils from the community planting day in April. Frank Sydenham had an extensive collection of exotic flowering bulbs when he ran his market garden here many years ago. It’s neat to see his property filled with brilliant colour once again.

If you’re interested in being part of this community project why not come along to the park on September 28th at 1:30pm and spend some time with other like minded people weeding, chatting and enjoying the view.

Cycads Wanted. If anyone has any cycads they would be interested in donating to the park can they please make contact. These plants are needed as part of the gondwana collection and we’d appreciate any specimens large or small.

Did you know cycads typically grow very slowly and live very long, with some specimens known to be as much as 1,000 years old. The cycad fossil record dates to the early Permian, 280 million years ago.

Daffodils in Sydenham Botanic Park, photo supplied by Deanne Hancock.


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Helpers needed for Weeding Bee

tradescantiaOn Saturday 28th September from 1.30pm on there will be a weeding bee to work on removing two areas of Tradescantia (Wandering Jew/Willie).

We need people to help pull out and stack this weed for removal off site.  Please come with gloves, a hand fork, rake or wheel barrow ready to get down and pull weeds. All help will be welcomed to remove this weed before it takes over a greater area.

We look forward to seeing you there!

– Sydenham Park Advisory Group

Tradescantia photo source: Department of Conservation. More information about this weed on the DOC website.