An Arboretum is a collection of exotic plant species.

The Arboretum was one of the first areas to be redeveloped from a quarry in the 1970's. The councils of the time funded unemployed people to plant the area. It wasn’t until September 1997, after pressure by the Friends that the surrounding fences were taken down by Council. Before that residents would cut holes for access.

In 2000, seating and entry paths were added to the area, and in 2013  a bridge across the swale was built to improve the amenity for walkers.

Many new plants from various parts of Australia have been added to the arboretum to increase its rich diversity and the Friends of Newport Lakes have funded the labelling of some specimen trees.



Swamp Cypress


Plum Pine

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