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.