The Grenfell Endemic Garden is one of our unique local resources and well worth a visit for a peaceful and informative wander. Featuring plants that are native to Grenfell and Central West NSW the garden was a labor of love by two local residents Noel Cartwright and Peter Luthje and their families who saw the benefit in showcasing our endemic species and restoring a previously underutilised piece of land.
Many of the plants Noel and Peter wanted to showcase in the garden were rare and only found in this area, meaning they were unavailable from commercial nurseries. Noel undertook to propagate the plants himself. He collected seeds and cuttings from the local bushland and grew all 350 plants required for the first planting in October 1996. The local Cubs and Scouts helped with the planting, further fostering the community spirit. New plants continue to be introduced to the garden, and Noel still propagates local plant species and shares his knowledge at the Weddin Community Native Nursery.