An unusual and exotic garden attraction containing over 200
different species of plants from the ancient cycad family, all nestled
among a visually striking and prehistoric rocky landscape. Jurassic
Cycad Gardens features 1.4 km of self guided walking trails wind
through 5 acres of prehistoric gardens. The Gardens feature collections
of rare living fossil cycads, cacti, succulents and exotic plants. The
complex has a coffee shop.
This fascinating garden was planned as a conservation resource
providing a conservation collection, gene pool, seed orchard, as well
as a display collection of rare cycads. Josef and Karen Perner
travelled extensively to collect seeds from various habitats all around
the globe and developed the site over a 23 year period, culminating in
a stunning property housing around 40,000 cycads.