Bob Tompson Gardens

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Bob Tompson Gardens

Bob Thomson Gardens is a heritage lis­ted nat­ive garden park, named after a for­mer Town of Albany gardener who made a signific­ant con­tribu­tion to horticult­ure in the re­gion.

The gardens were de­veloped as an Albany Rot­ary pro­ject follow­ing Mr Tomsons re­tire­ment in 1965, with Mr Spike Daniels being a major con­tributor to the pro­ject and its care.

the gardens are a mixt­ure of mat­ure trees, a semi-formal garden with stone re­ta­in­ing walls and work­ing waterfall

Being in close pro­xim­ity to the City Centre, the for­mer quarry was an ideal pro­ject to show how a damaged en­viron­ment can be re­claimed, beautified and given another use.

Today, the gardens are a mixt­ure of mat­ure trees, a semi-formal garden with stone re­ta­in­ing walls and work­ing waterfall, set next to a nat­ural bush re­serve. It features shady trees, con­veni­ent seat­ing, pathways and nearby park­ing. The gardens are quite pictur­esque and a popular loc­ation for wedd­ing ceremonies and photo­graphs.

Bob Thomson Gardens are loca­ted on Middle­ton Road just metres from Dog Rock, another fam­ous Albany landmark.

Article updated 02/09/2015.