Berry Courthouse Gardens


The grounds of the Berry Courthouse feature a variety of unique, beautiful spaces which provide delightful backdrops for weddings and events as well as photographs.

The Entrance Garden has a pathway of Manchurian Pear Trees leading up to the Courthouse with hedges on either side. Each season reveals another aspect of the beauty of these Pear Trees, with their springtime blossoms, leafy green boughs in summer, stunning displays in autumn, and elegant branches in winter.

The interesting Xeriscape Garden on the western side of the building is a special feature and demonstrates the principles behind a water saving garden with interpretative signs. It was developed in conjunction with ShoalWater (Shoalhaven City Council).

The driveway Camellia Garden behind the Courthouse building has some beautiful old Camellias that came from the Illawarra Camellia Garden when it closed.

The private Hedged Garden has been specifically designed for weddings and functions with an excellent layout, good lawn space and decomposed granite paths. Enclosed by a formal cypress hedge, one if its most eyecatching features is a magnificent Camphor Laurel tree that is an impressive structural backdrop for any function. A bronze fountain centrepiece is surrounded by a circle of yellow ‘Elena’ roses and specially selected ‘David Austin’ roses providing contrasting colour from early summer through to autumn. A Crab Apple Walk offers colour in spring and shade in summer. Bulbs and deciduous and evergreen shrubs add interest and colour at different times of the year.

Read more about hiring the Courthouse and its gardens for a wedding or function.