African plants in the garden of Black Rock HouseA part of the Black Rock House gardenThe Garden

Visitors stroll the Black Rock House garden, enjoying the magnificent Moreton Bay Fig Trees.  These trees were planted at the time of construction of the house, sometime during 1856 to 1858.

Little is known about Charles Ebden’s original garden, so knowing that he was born in South Africa, the Bayside Council have created a landscaped garden using African plant varieties.  This is in keeping with a South African style garden he might have kept.

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