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Parks, Gardens & Reserves

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Well-known for its abundance of European trees and superb autumn colour, it is no surprise that some of the prime Orange attractions are its spectacular gardens, parks and reserves.

Visitors to the town will find they are spoilt for choice when it comes to beautiful parks and gardens. Discover enormous trees dating back to the 1880s towering over original century-old fountains, bandstands and conservatories; contemporary gardens with varied landscapes of orchards, billabongs and woodlands that tell a story of the region’s past and present; an elegant park with formal Victorian-style gardens that pay homage to the town’s fallen war heroes or take a walk along a poplar-lined creek filled with ducks and reeds.

Outside of Orange you will find a rich diversity of landscape including box woodland, open farm country, dams and reservoirs, pine plantations, cave systems, picturesque waterways and eucalypt forests. Find a wealth of public reserves well-facilitated with picnic and BBQ areas as well as public amenities.

Orange weather experiences four distinct seasons, and visitors will want to return time and again to experience the unique natural beauty each season has to offer.

Cook Park Heritage Walk

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The self guided walk will teach you about the origins of Cook Park, first proclaimed in 1873. The walk takes in the original caretakers cottage which now hosts the Park Guildry, adorned with local arts and crafts. Learn the original use of the German 'Whiz Bang Gun' located at the eastern gates and check out the impressive lattice fernery too.

Cook Park was laid out with straight paths and rows of trees, with much of the original design still in place. There is a display of Tuberous Begonias in the Blowes Conservatory from February to April every year.

Cook Park embodies the changing seasonal colours of Orange. Summer's arrival brings gardens of stunning and vibrant, coloured roses. From February to April, hundreds of begonias bloom in the Blowes Conservatory and in spring, a burst of colour arrives with masses of tulips and daffodils.
Take the time to breathe the fresh air and stroll around Cook Park experiencing the beauty and heritage of these gardens.

Address

24 Summer Street
Orange

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Landmarks and Buildings, Parks and Gardens

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