Tonnes of red sand shine in Canberra

The red sand strikes a rich contrast with the landscape of the Australian National Botanic Gardens

The red sand evokes the spirit of Australia’s Red Centre

Putting it in perspective...the garden needs a number of further deliveries to create the outback atmosphere

Putting it in perspective…the garden needs a number of further deliveries to create the outback atmosphere

The construction of the Red Centre Garden is now well and truly underway and each week something new is unfolding.

Once completed, the new addition to the Australian National Botanic Gardens will give visitors a feel for the landscape, colours and plants of Central Australia.

The first loads of rich red desert sand has arrived from Victoria and 108 tonnes of the sand has been laid across garden beds. Gardens staff have also been busy planting, marking out pathways, laying the creek bed, creating retaining walls and preparing for the construction of the viewing platform and central meeting place.

As Canberra celebrates its centenary year, we’ll keep you updated with how the garden is coming together. And don’t miss the unveiling later this year!

Julie, Australian National Botanic Gardens

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