Coming in Early 2018
Visit the Points, and marvel at one of the largest collections of Eucalypts in the Southern Hemisphere, as well as extensive collections of other Australian plants.
The Peter Francis Points Arboretum, or 'The Points', is a native Australian plant collection, situated within a Parks Victoria Flora Reserve on the edge of the town of Coleraine, Western Victoria. Located on 37 hectares, the collection contains in excess of 10,000 plants, and includes many rare and endangered native species.
The Points contains a collection of Eucalypts (registered with the Garden Plant Conservation Association of Australia Inc), and features a range of walking trails. It is a beautiful location for a picnic, as well as an amazing botanical reference.
The Flora Reserve is now managed by Parks Victoria, and the Arboretum is managed by a group of dedicated volunteers in the Peter Francis Points Arboretum Incorporated.
“The Points” is located on Crown Land, formerly a quarry, and before that, the town’s Common and its first water catchment. It is north-facing and has a 60-metre fall. The soil zones range from ironstone gravels, sands and loams, through to black cracking clays. This range of soil types allows great diversity in plantings.