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Australian Botanic Gardens Mount Annan

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Published February 24th 2021
These gardens are home to themed gardens, walks, sculptures
Officially opening on 2 October 1988 by the Duke and Duchess of York, the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan was the final New South Wales Bicentennial project.

The Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan is part of the Royal Botanic Garden and Domain Trust. It is home to the Australian Plantbank, a significant scientific research and conservation centre for New South Wales flora.



Originally the area was a farm that stood on a land of around 3,000 acres (1,214 hectares). It was first granted to Magistrate William Howe in 1818, and before that the traditional custodians of the land were the Dharawal Indigenous Australian people.

There are endless beautiful walking & cycling paths as well as spectacular garden exhibits to explore at the Gardens


Today, the Botanic Garden is the most extensive botanical Garden in Australia, and is home to over 1,027 acres (416 hectares) of natural woodland, stunning displays of around 4,000 Australian native and introduced plants via themed gardens, including the Connections Garden which is a 4-hectare intensely cultivated space right in the heart of the Garden.

Breathtaking views can be seen from both on foot and driving around


It is also home to several spectacular walking trails, bush walks, cycling trails, picnic spaces, free barbecue areas, endless open spaces, rolling hills, scenic and tranquil lakes, several sculptures, and other artworks, a playground, visitor centre with a gift shop and a restaurant.

Spotting wildlife!


Highlights at the Botanic Gardens include:

Woodland Conservation Area

Woodland Picnic Area (home to the endangered Cumberland Plain Woodland)


The Stolen Generation Memorial Walk


The Australian Plantbank

Lakeside Lawn

Visitor Centre, Café and Playground

One of the tranquil Lakes at the Gardens


Connections Garden

Fig Tree Wedding Arboretum & Knot

Wollemi Discovery Walk



Big Idea Garden

The Blue Tree

Banksia Garden

The Blue Tree


Wattle Garden

Mountain Bike Trail

Kurrajong Arboretum

One of the many Trails that you can explore & discover


Mallee Eucalyptus

Fruit Loop Garden

The 160 species of birds

Wildlife including wallaroos, wallabies and kangaroos



The Garden covers a vast, spectacular area accessible by two loop road trails, traversing around the Botanic Gardens. You can easily miss each section's beauty if you do not stop and take a stroll at the various garden locations.



Australian Botanic Gardens Mount Annan has five major lakes, Lake Gilinganadum and Lake Nadungamba located in the northern section. The centre Lake Sedgwick and Lake Fitzpatrick can be found, and the southern end the Wattle Garden Lake calls home. There are also three smaller unnamed lakes.



With endless open lawns to numerous walking trails, cycling tracks, and picnic areas, Australian Botanic Gardens Mount Annan makes a beautiful day out for the whole family.

Picnic areas can be hired for functions such as birthdays, engagement parties, weddings and more.

Weddings can also be held at the Gardens.

There are many tranquil picnic spots
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Why? Endless things to see, do and experience
When: All year round- Summer: 8am-7pm and Spring, Autumn & Winter: 8am-5pm
Where: 362 Narellan Rd, Mount Annan
Cost: Free
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