This garden, established and maintained by the Newcastle Branch of the Australian Plants Society, displays a wide range of Australian native plants which are available commercially, and which may be grown in home gardens.
The garden perpetuates the name of Parry's Nursery of Kariong. They were one of the early nurseries to promote the growing of Australian plants and to make them readily available to home gardeners. These plants were mostly of the Hawkesbury sandstone flora, and many of them are growing here. However, the concept of this garden is wider than this, and plants from many parts of Australia are displayed to illustrate to home gardeners the range and variety of plants available today.
The garden was replanted by volunteers from the Australian Plants Society in Autumn 2006.