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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.
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.