The Auburn Botanical Gardens is 9.2 hectares of greenlands nestled in the suburb of Auburn. Probably not very well marketed and most people living around may not have visited it even once.
I recently discovered the beauty of the parklands and the fauna and aviary present there. The Auburn aviary is part of the Auburn Botanical Gardens and was added in 1988. Since then it is home to a number of birds, including some rare and endangered ones.
Apart from the native birds that fly freely in the botanical gardens, the aviary is home to some special and unique birds. The first being the endangered green peafowl. Peafowls are an ornamental bird and the male is more brightly coloured than the female counterpart.
The Auburn Japanese Garden has an entry charge if you are not a resident of Auburn and are visiting the gardens on the weekend.
Auburn Residents can enter for free (proof of residency required) and Children under 16 years of age can also enter for free. Non-residents (of Auburn) are charged $4.00 on weekends, school holidays, public holidays and festivals. All other times are free.
The Botanical Gardens is a good picnic spot. It has barbeque facilities and a kids area too. With a number of native birds and wildlife around, it is a peaceful place to get closer to the natural surroundings.