Discover the Centennial Park with its astonishing collection of over 15,000 trees, showcasing a remarkable diversity of 230 tree species. Within these lush grounds lie not only the providers of life-giving oxygen and tranquil picnic spots but also vital havens and critical habitat for wildlife. Despite the numerous visits to Centennial Parklands, many visitors remain spellbound by the majestic trees, unaware of the captivating stories hidden amidst the verdant foliage.
At the Parklands, we celebrate these extraordinary plants every day. However, on National Tree Day, we are taking the opportunity to showcase our most significant trees. To enhance your experience, we invite you to explore Pete's Top 10 Tree Trail. Peter Butler, our esteemed Centennial Parklands Senior Arborist, will give you capitvating insight to his favorite trees in Centennial Parklands. Delve into the enchanting stories of our favourite trees and don't forget to share with us your favourite species!
1. The Queens Park Giants, Moreton Bay figs
Within the Northern part of Queens Park lies a precious treasure - three colossal Moreton Bay figs (Ficus macrophylla) that predate the park itself, which was established back in 1888. These majestic fig trees stand in close companionship, adorning the eastern border of the park. Their grandeur exemplifies the iconic beauty of this species, making them among the finest specimens of the Moreton Bay figs found in Sydney.