Cockington Green Gardens is a miniature park, situated in Nicholls, Australian Capital Territory. Cockington Green was opened on 3rd November 1979. Featuring houses and monuments builted on the scale of 1:25 from more than 30 different countries, from Scotland’s Braemer Castle to Peru’s Machu Picchu, visitors will be captivated by this enchanting world of tiny people and tiny structures.
The original display consists of building from the U.K only, however, in 1977 work commenced on developing the international section. This international exhibit was first incorporated into the gardens in 1998. After initial interest from a few Embassies in Canberra, the project has gradually grown into a wonderful multicultural display with 31 countries currently represented, including some from Australia.
All of these miniature buildings are set within beautifully landscaped gardens. Cockington Green Gardens has over 600 varieties of plants, many of wich are miniatures and dwarf varieties. Twice a year approximately 15.000 annuals are planted in border display beds.
Attached to the park’s cafe is the Rose Room indoor display. This display includes an international doll collection, two remarkable doll’s houses. The larger is a thirty-two room Victorian mansion “Waverly”. The other is “Misrule”, which is associated with the story “The Seven Little Australian’s” written by Ethel Turner.
Other features such as a miniature steam train ride, barbeque facilities, playground, cafe and gift shops makes Cockington Green Gardens an ideal family destination.
Cockington Green Gardens is one of Canberra’s landmark attractions now, and it is constantly growing all the time. If you are around in Canberra, don’t miss out this park. Get more information about the park visit http://www.cockingtongreen.com.au/index.html.