Enjoy our walking trails.
Wander around historic Mossvale Botanical Park and Arboretum on one these walks or just freely wander. There are no marked routes but we have prepared some 'trails' with downloadable directions and highlighted trees of interest. Arboretum simply means a collection of trees, and those in the park are from our local environment, Australia and around the world.
The Moss trees walking trail
Walk around the Park enjoying the Moss nursery grown trees planted in the park between 1890 and 1910 by nursery manager, William Gould and his son, George.
The Plants of Significance to the Ganai Community trail
The land Mossvale Park is situated on is the traditional lands of the Gunai nation. The Brataualung people are the traditional owners of the land on which the Park sits. The 'Plants of Significance' trail highlights Australian indigenous flora that was used for food and medicine. (Reference; Plants of Significance to the Gunai Community by Rob de Souza-Daw, Ken Harris and Doris Paton, November 2000, ISBN 0 646 400126)
The sensory trail
Our sensory trail highlights scent, sounds and textures in the Park. Enjoy the park using all your senses!
The 360 degree trail
Have mobility issues or time constraints? Stand in the middle of the lawn behind the Soundshell and turn clockwise slowly. This 'trail' will explain what you can see at each number on the imaginary clock face as you turn a complete circle.
The conifer trail
Conifers are, most simply, plants that have cones. Spruce, fir, cypress,redwoods, pines are all conifers and we have some rippers! Follow this trail to learn more about these fascinating plants.