Rockhampton Kershaw Botanical Gardens
The gardens were named after Cliff Kershaw who was the Chief Health Inspector during the development of the old landfill area that the gardens is built on. He died prior to the opening of the gardens and they were named to commemorate his long and loyal service. The Kershaw Gardens, built on the old Rockhampton rubbish dump, was planted in Australian native trees and shrubs starting in 1982-3.
It was opened on 18th September 1988 by Harry Butler. The gardens have become a tranquil setting for all walks of life to enjoy. Many paved walking paths, wheelchair access, rest areas, drinking fountains and easy parking make the Kershaw Gardens a well visited attraction in Rockhampton.
The Kershaw Gardens are open to walkers 24 hours a day.
Off street parking from 8am to 5pm at the Fraser Street end or near the monorail end of the gardens. The gates to the Monorail and toilets are locked at 5pm.
No responsibility is taken for theft or damage to vehicles or theft of valuables from vehicles. No parking in chained accessways.
Dogs only permitted on leash. Dogs are not to be tethered to tables, playground equipment, trees or toilets. The dogs will be impounded.
Bicycles & roller blades are only permitted on the service roads, they are not permitted on paved or unpaved walkways. Bike rakes are provided.
Prior bookings must be made for weddings, photosessioning and group outings. If requiring chain gateways to be unlocked for further access state times when booking.
General access off the main North / South Hwy (Moores Creek Road) at the Knight Street lights, UBD Map Telstra White Pages Rockhampton Ref O 11/12, with a newly completed carpark. With easy walking access to the windmill and the herb garden and a many paths to other interesting parts of the Gardens. The Gardens are also accessed from Charles Street off Musgrave Street, Ref Q 10/11
|Rockhampton City Council Kershaw Gardens link|