Botanic Garden and Nature Reserve
Exploring Our Hillside
Botanic Garden and Nature Reserve Caring For Our Hillside Exploring Our Hillside

Honey Path

The Honey Path runs horizontally across woodland on the steep hillside. Visitors can see our former Apiary (bee hives). Beyond this we are gradually replacing old, un-productive orchard trees with native trees, to create a seed garden, from which we collect seeds of rare native trees. We use these to grow more trees in our Native Tree Nursery.

Please download 'Suggested Walking Routes' for details of routes, walking times, elevation, difficulty levels and highlights.


In the high-visitor-traffic areas of the Lower Area there are many handrails, walls and painted step-edges.

In order to preserve the wild feeling of the walking trails in the semi-wild areas of the forest paths above the Raptor Sanctuary and Orchid Haven, and the wild areas of the Sky Trail, we provide relatively less safety infrastructure. Visitors are expected to take more personal responsibility for their safety in these areas.