All three sites have common threads through their history and are treasures today that deserve our best efforts to keep and protect, to celebrate and admire.
Sherwood Arboretum is a unique historic treasure: it is Queensland’s first collection of specifically native trees and was opened to great acclaim in 1925. The man behind the original design and selection of plants was E.W. Bick who was also curator of the City Botanic Gardens (1917-1940). Many of those original trees thrive today especially the stately Queensland Kauri Pine avenue. Situated upriver with splendid lagoons and wetlands, it is a beloved leafy oasis.