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by Shibu Jacob (subscribe)
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Published May 24th 2012
The Japanese garden in Auburn aka Auburn Botanical Gardens, is neatly tucked away in the corner of Chisholm and Chiswicks roads. Me and the wife found it without much fuss. The wife had been making a fuss for sometime to go here and anyone who lives in Western Sydney, will agree with me when I say that I was not enthralled about going there. But boy, was I happy to have gone!

The place is not very well known and I think other than residents, very few know about its existence. We ourselves have lived 3 years in the Parramatta area, and only recently the wife found out about it. We have been to other Japanese gardens in Campbelltown and Canberra and as we were to discover, this one was very different.

The Auburn Botanical Gardens are very serene and welcoming. At the gate, where we bought our tickets ($4 ea for non-residents of Auburn), we saw some people being told to leave their food and drinks outside. Water was allowed. I guess, some can't resist feeding the animals and but they could get sick.

The place is a bounty of natural beauty, with fauna, flora and nature in sync. The gardens opened in 1977, has 9.2 hectares of Parklands and we were told, has been very popular since then. Well, we must've been sleeping since we didn't know about it.


I went trigger happy as I had bought a new DSLR and also some lenses. For me, there were many things of interest to click; like flowers, wombats, kangaroos,peacocks, ducks and others. And of course, the sexy keeper of the animals.

Sexy Keeper

There was also a pool of reflection, which was a bit dirty but still a pretty sight. But the beauty of the place is in how tranquil it is, and not very crowded. I reckon we escaped before the crowd came in, and since food and drinks aren't allowed, it keeps the trouble makers away! I would encourage you to go and check out this beautiful place that's truly the 'Best Kept Secret Of Auburn.' Worth the while for us!



Pool Of Reflection

70yr Old Aggro Wombat!!!

Cool Mr Roo

Enjoying A Cool Swim

Mr Wallaby!
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Why? The Auburn Botanical Gardens are very serene and welcoming.
When: First weekend in October to last weekend in March. Check website for opening and closing times.
Where: Corner of Chisholm Rd and Chiswick Rd, Auburn New South Wales 2144
Auburn Residents - Free (proof of residency required)
Children under the age of 16 years - Free
Non residents - $4 (weekends, public holidays and school holidays - other times free)
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