Last updated 19Oct22

National Botanic Gardens Alpine Annex

Tree Planting in the alpine Garden on Mt Gingera 3-5-52 | used with permission
(The Australian National Botanic Gardens makes web-quality photos freely available for non-commercial use. Photo sourced from DIG.51239)

The National Botanic Gardens Alpine Annex site is located next to Pryors Hut, at the same location as the Scotts Pine arboretum, in the gap north of Mt Gingera and south of Little Ginini Mountain in the Namadgi National Park and Bimberi Nature Reserve.

Location: UTM 55H 661162-6063077 (MGA94), Corin Dam 8626-1N 1:25000 and surrounding area.

Visits: 19 Oct 22, 26 May 22

Photographs are available.


• KHA Namadgi database (private source). Site 300 with location UTM 55H 661512-6061983. This location plots as:

KHA Site 300 location

Thus for several years I believed this to be the location. I even had a ground-truthing attempt on 5 Feb 11.

• In March 2022, I had a scout around the Australian National Botanic Gardens website and found a schematic here, indicating that there was a hut nearby.

Planting map

I contacted the Gardens and received an immediate and definitive response from Anna, who confirmed that the hut in the schematic was Pryors Hut. So the National Botanic Gardens Alpine Annex is located beside Pryors Hut. The Scotts Pine arboretum was obviously planted after the Alpine Annex was abandoned.