Cockington Green Gardens

Open 7 Days 9:30am - 5pm

Last Entry: 4:15pm

(02) 6230 2273
Cockington Green Gardens

A Unique Canberra Attraction

Have the world at your feet!

Venture into this delightful and fascinating display of meticulously handcrafted miniature buildings from around the world.

Set within beautifully landscaped gardens, complete the experience with a ride on the miniature steam train, view the 34 room dolls house ‘Waverley’, or enjoy homemade scones in the Garden Cafe.

There is something for everyone at Cockington Green Gardens.

  • Miniature Steam Train Rides
  • Waverley Dolls House
  • Licensed Garden Café
  • Free BBQs
  • Picnic Area & Playground
  • 2 Gift Shops
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Find Us

11 Gold Creek Road Nicholls ACT 2913

15 min drive
from the city

Action Buses visit

Aerial Taxis visit

What's On

Hobbit Tree

17 Aug 2018

A new technique for Cockington Green Gardens is being trialled on our Jacqueline Hillier Elm this year. This Bonsai style is called “Hollow Trunk” (Uro style) sometimes known as Hobbit Trees. The hollowed-out area is called a Sabamiki. This is the first “Bonsai” technique that Cockington Green has used in the display. We expect this process to take several years of careful pruning and tending before we can see the final results. This week the exposed wood that was created after the carving out process was done has been treated with a solution of lime sulphur and India ink. The lime sulphur is a preservative and prevents wood rot. The ink tints the lime sulphur turning it from a chalky white to a dark grey when it dry’s. This is a unique way to add to a garden when the right tree becomes available and provided you have the patience and willingness to take on a new but rewarding project.  ..

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