The gardens are a private botanical collection by horticulturalist and botanist Kristopher Kupsch whom as a teenager began re-vegetating sections of the family farm, which at the time was primarily used for grazing. In 1988 at the age of 8 Kristopher planted his first Bunya Pines, which are now producing large cones every year. He then went on to plant many acres of rainforest and gardens, which are now home to an abundance of wildlife.
Early plantings specifically included rare and threatened species, however, new sections are being created to include a diverse array of collections such as Araucaria, Cycas, Macrozamia, Encephalartos, Pandanus, Succulents, Bromeliads, Gingers and Palms.
The climate allows for a wide range of species, especially those generally considered to demand tropical conditions and has created a habitat for many native birds and animals. We have received feedback from visiting ecologists on the significance of such diversity, with growings lists of birds, reptiles and amphibians and insects.