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Friends of Yanga

Yanga National Park

Overview

Are you local to the Balranald area with an interest in gardening and rare, old and exotic plants? Volunteer with Friends of Yanga to help develop and maintain the gardens at Yanga Homestead historic precinct in Yanga National Park. The group is dedicated to retaining the gardens’ heirloom integrity.

Work
Heritage restoration
When

Every Thursday, 9am–2pm.

Where
Yanga Homestead, Yanga National Park
Grade
Easy
Price
Free
Meeting point
Yanga Homestead, Sturt Highway, via Yanga Creek RMS rest area, Balranald.
What to
bring
Sturdy shoes, clothes for all weather conditions, hat, sunscreen, raincoat, snacks, drinking water, knee pads, gardening gloves
More information

Email or NSW National Parks on (03) 5020 1764.

Each ‘outdoor room’ in the Yanga Homestead gardens is marked by a formal and high maintenance style of horticulture featuring:

•    Sweeping annual displays
•    Manicured lawns
•    Larger scale shrubs
•    Formal rose gardens

As a volunteer, you’ll be involved in:

•    Weeding and pruning
•    Maintaining drip irrigations systems
•    Restoring and replacing bed structures and arbours
•    General bed maintainence

Training, tools and advice are all provided. Along with regular weekly volunteer work, other activities are scheduled throughout the year, such as rose pruning and visits to other heritage gardens. Please contact us for further information about this unique NSW National Parks volunteering activity.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Park info

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Yanga Woolshed, Yanga National Park. Photo: Gavin Hansford