Riddiford Arboretum

The Riddiford Arboretum features trees and shrubs of the region and is located opposite the Centro shopping centre. It was set up in 1988 on land that was a repair and oil transfer depot for the Silverton Tramway.

It is named after Walter Riddiford, mayor of Broken Hill from 1949 to 1962. But it is also a tribute to Albert Morris, a self-taught botanist who was responsible for establishing the regeneration reserves around the city. The plants in those reserves hold down the local dust and greatly reduced the previously horrible effects of the dust storms that turned day into night.

Nearby events

  1. Heritage Festival Broken Hill

    Thursday 25 April 2019 to Sunday 28 April 2019 , Broken Hill

    The Heritage Festival is a showcase of the Nation's history through architecture, theatre, art, music, interactive tours and displays. The 2019 festival program focuses on mining and unions includes events for all age groups, visitors,…

    25 Apr - 28 Apr
  2. UnDiscover Broken Hill

    Thursday 25 April 2019 to Friday 03 May 2019 , Broken Hill

    They invite you, UnDiscover the unique experiences that most tourists don’t know about. Make Broken Hill your next destination, be inspired and UnDiscover what Broken Hill has to offer. This exhibition is a culmination of research that…

    25 Apr - 03 May
  3. Broken Hill Community Markets

    Saturday 11 May 2019 to Saturday 09 November 2019 , Broken Hill

    Broken Hill Community Markets occur on the second Saturday morning of each month except in December when they have a Twilight Market after the Christmas Pageant. Regular stalls offer delicious food like freshly cooked sausage and onion…

    11 May - 09 Nov