Wheelie Accessible Adventures

Cockington Green Gardens

Cockington Green Gardens Canberra

Wheelchair Access Review

While in Canberra we decided to visit the Cockington Green Gardens. It was a beautiful sunny day in Canberra and was perfect weather to explore the gardens.

The Cockington Green Gardens are wheelchair accessible. The main building entrance into the Cockington Green Gardens has a few steps, therefore wheelchair access is via the side gate. 

When we arrived we had to inform the ladies we needed wheelchair access and they were more then happy to unlock the side gate for us and lead us around the back to the main building and ticketing area, The staff were all very friendly and helpful which created a friendly and welcoming atmosphere.

The Cockington Green Gardens paths are completely flat and step free. The paths are wide and have plenty of room to move around for wheelchairs.

There are a variety of displays at the miniature gardens. Among the colourful flowers sat displays made of little figures and building of scenes from Great Britain . Each display is created by hand and has it own story. 

Displays include little English cottages, cricket fields, train stations and much more!

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The Cockington Green Gardens are well looked after and maintained by the gardeners and staff, and it was common to see the gardeners trimming and attending to the displays during our visit.

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Further down the path is the international display, with miniature replicas of landmark buildings from around the world. Each country has its own interesting fact about the landmark or how it was created.

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The Cockington Green Gardens has a disabled toilet located on site along with two gift shops. The Parsons Nose Cafe is wheelchair accessible and is known for it’s  famous home-made scones . They also offer family friendly miniature steam train rides around the gardens but unfortunately it isn’t wheelchair accessible.

We had a lovely accessible visit at the Cockington Greens Gardens. The gardens are well setup and the mini displays are very beautiful and cleverly created!

Accessible Features

Accessible Parking: Yes

Step Free Access: Yes (Side Door Access Only)

Wide Entryways/Pathways: Yes

Step Free Entryways/Pathways: Yes

Accessible Gift Shop Access: Yes

Accessible Cafe Access: Yes

Accessible Toilet: Yes

Accessible Viewing Areas: Yes

Accessible Train Ride: No

 In my opinion I give Cockington Green Gardens a rating of 4 for wheelchair accessibility,  and  a rating of 4.5 stars for the overall experience .

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4.5/5

* I was not financially compensated for this review. The review is based on my own opinion and personal experience.*