Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
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The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney is a major botanical Garden located in the heart of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Opened in 1816, the garden is the oldest scientific institution in Australia and one of the most important historic botanical institutions in the world.
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Neighborhood: Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise buildings and after-work drink places, high-end shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle, reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens or picnic lunch at High Park. No matter your interest, be sure to check the full calendar of events hosted by the city, from the Sydney Festival in January to October’s Good Food Month at Hyde Park.
How to get there
  • Martin Place • 8 min walk
  • Circular Quay • 8 min walk
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TVDad
Tampa, FL1,472 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
This beautiful park is filled with colorful flowers, exotic trees and fascinating wildlife. And it’s free!

It’s located on the harbor adjacent to the Sydney Opera House. We found ourselves there after an opera house tour.

My wife and I strolled through the park for three hours and enjoyed it immensely!

There are several free tours and others that cost money.

But you can also download an app that guides you through the park.

Pack a picnic lunch, or eat at one of several cafes in the park.
Written 23 March 2023
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Melinda G
Amsterdam, The Netherlands89 contributions
Mar 2023
The Botanic Gardens are such a nice place to visit when in Sydney. It may not rise to the top of your list but as it is so convenient to access when by the Opera House, at least step into the gardens to transit somewhere else but it's definitely a nice stop to make on it's own. We loved the herb/medicinal garden especially. I want to return and do a tour offered by the gardens...perhaps next trip!
Written 22 March 2023
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Dale G
Highland, IN4 contributions
Mar 2023
No Cost - Great park / gardens
Quiet - Great out door activity
Easy walking great views
Really a must see for garden and nature lovers
Written 13 March 2023
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Lisa H
Melbourne, Australia13 contributions
Feb 2023
Stunning views and relaxing place. Gardens lovely and if you sit near the music conservatory you also can hear the students playing.
Written 24 February 2023
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ms14_delhi
Mumbai, India129 contributions
Feb 2023
Beautiful garden with flowers and lovely birds in the middle of the city. Lotus Pond was empty though when we went.
Written 24 February 2023
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Cindy T
12 contributions
Feb 2023
A lovely but very hot day for a walk through the garden. Most interesting elements are the amazing trees - things you don't see in the states. Lots of great bird life and fun to see families enjoying the garden. Saw two proposals - so clearly that's a thing, and she said yes!
Written 22 February 2023
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Jon4fun
London, UK121 contributions
Feb 2023
Nicely laid out with superb views of the harbour, well kept specimens and local bird life to enjoy, ideal spot if you’re a bit early for the opera.
Written 14 February 2023
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Garrett S
Durham, North Carolina, United States115 contributions
Dec 2022
Right in the heart of the city, this garden has lots of beautiful vistas and is a great size so lots to see. Of course, we were there in the early summer, so the roses were in bloom (along with everything else) and it was just nice to tour around.
Written 14 February 2023
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uktravailer
West Chester, PA661 contributions
Feb 2023
This is a beautiful old garden with spectacular views of Sydney Opera House, the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the bay, and the skyscrapers of the city. There are many paved paths in the garden leading to a variety of cultivated areas, which are beautifully planted and maintained.

This is a great place to stroll for a few hours and enjoy a cool down, since the trees drop the temperature by about 5 or 6 degrees C at least.

Many birds and butterflies filled the gardens when we visited and this was a great relaxing start to our visit to the city.
Written 13 February 2023
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tjo
Chesapeake Beach, MD132 contributions
Nov 2022
This is a truly wonderful garden, and was one of the highlights of our Sydney stay. It is well-laid our, has beautiful grounds and views.
Written 21 January 2023
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