Jacaranda Avenue in Pound Street
Avenue of trees in Turf Street.
Jacaranda Mimosifolia), is of South American origin, principally
Brazil. It grows well in sub-tropical regions and may attain a
height of twenty metres.
On 2nd July 1879, Mr H.
A. Volkers, a Grafton seed merchant, was contracted to plant trees
for the Grafton Council. During the 1880's he was instrumental in
supplying and planting hundreds of Jacaranda trees in the streets of
Jacaranda trees now have flowers in maroon and white as well as the
popular blue-mauve. Life expectation may be up to 200 years if in private
care and the timber is a creamy to rich yellow pinkish colour and may be
used for ornamental woodwork.
You can download a map of Grafton showing the best streets to see the
Jacarandas (see below).
out all the photo highlights from that special time every
year when the Jacarandas are in their full glory