Araluen is an internationally-acclaimed garden for particular species, including Camellias and Roses. In 2012 the International Camellia Society (ICS) recognised Araluen under its Camellia Gardens of Excellence program. Similarly, Araluen’s Tea Roses drew acclaim through the highly respected US Rosa Mundi magazine. The 2008 Spring/Summer edition referred to Araluen as ‘…one of the finest collections of Tea Roses in the world…’

Since 1990, the Araluen Botanic Park Foundation has cared for trees, removed invasive species such as black and silver wattle, watsonia and continued eradication and control of blackberry, bridal and Australian creeper. Araluen continues to plant cool climate trees and plants annually to expand the diversity of unusual trees for visitors to experience.