Botanic Gardens

Jurassic Garden: Bruny Island’s Gondwanan Connection

Tasmanian botanical garden with an ancient theme

Thylacine sculptures in the Jurassic Garden, Bruny Island. © Bronwen Scott.

When the Wollemi Pine (Wollemia nobilis, Araucariaceae) was discovered in a narrow sandstone gorge only 150 kilometres from Sydney, the world went wild for this ancient survivor.