Mossvale Park is South Gippsland's historic botanic park & arboretum
The Friends of Mossvale Park hope you enjoy the park and the information on this website. We welcome new friends - contact us to find out how to join us.
Discover this historic wonder located mid-way between Leongatha and Mirboo North.
Mossvale Park is a picturesque botanical garden established in a looping meander of the Tarwin River. The plantings in the park include exotic ornamental trees and shrubs. The park was developed by Francis Moss who established a substantial nursery on the site in the late 1800's and grew vast quantities of deciduous trees. Some of them were planted in the area that is now Mossvale Park by the nursery manager Mr William Gould and his son, George.
In 1946 Woorayl and Mirboo Shires jointly purchased 10 Acres which is the current Park, and declared it a public reserve. A public meeting was convened in the Berrys Creek Hall and the first Committee of Management was elected.
Today Mossvale Park is managed by the Shire of South Gippsland, with the Friends of Mossvale Park providing guidance and volunteer services.
Mossvale Park facilities
Facilities available in the Park include the Sound shell, BBQ's, shelters, picnic tables and toilets.
For more information about using the Park (particularly for events) please visit Mossvale Park FAQ.
To make a booking please complete the Mossvale Park Booking Form. (Shire of South Gippsland external link)
Please note: Making a booking and paying fees does not entitle you to private access of the park. Other users will still have access to the park at this time.