The boys are very excited for the garden’s new inhabitants to take occupation over the coming weeks – golden perch, silver perch, yabbies, Murray cod, eastern long-neck turtles and, possibly, southern marsh frogs.

With mud rock steppingstones and a pebbled creek area, the boys can step through the garden or build dams and rapids with the river stones, inviting them to play and get close to the turtles and fish.

This new garden is the start of a five-year plan aimed at transforming and enhancing the look and horticultural wealth of the CGS gardens.