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. Altar | Kane Trubenbacher | Light installation

    Tuesday 17 July 2018 to Saturday 15 September 2018 , Broken Hill

    ‘Altar’ is a place designed to experience the ephemeral light of the desert, a space to make communion with the light, the desert and the endless horizons of the outback. This installation is an opportunity to do just so; to sit still and …

    17 Jul - 15 Sep
  2. Miracles in Broken Hill - Psychic and Wellbeing Fair

    Saturday 11 August 2018 to Sunday 12 August 2018 , Broken Hill

    Miracles Psychic and Wellbeing Fair is back again for another exciting year. They bring a diverse group of Readers, Healers, Unique Stalls and welcome you to try new opportunities in their free Workshops. They showcase talented people fro…

    11 Aug - 12 Aug