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.