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Royal Botanic Garden @ Sydney

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Published July 28th 2014
A welcome release to the 'hurley burley' of city life
On a recent visit to Sydney that was basking in a glorious winter's day, we took the opportunity to visit the Royal Botanic Garden.

Sydney Botanic Garden Entrance City Business District
Entrance to the Sydney Botanic Garden next to the CBD.


Open from 7am until sunset, it was a welcome release to the 'hurley burley' of city life after a morning spent dealing with crowds of tourists, shoppers and commuters of Sydney's CBD. Lunch was relaxing and affordable at the Restaurant/Cafe situated in the middle of the Garden. After this we simply ambled along the pathways and aimlessly looked through the various gardens on display.

Whilst visiting the Garden, do take the time to visit the:

Middle Gardens with the Wollemi pine, Succulent, Begonia and Camellia Gardens, Cadi Jam Ora, Fernery, Palm House and the National Herbarium of NSW.

Tropical Greenhouses @ Sydney's Botanic Garden
Tropical Greenhouses will be re-opened in 2015.


Palace Gardens with its Old Mill Garden and Greenway terrace, Rose Garden and Pavilion, Tropical Centre (closed until 2016) and Rainforest Walk.

Lower Gardens with the Herb and HSBC Oriental Gardens.

Sydney Botanic Garden Free Place to Viisit
One of the small secluded gardens @ The Sydney Botanic Garden


Every day at 10:30 the Gardens offer guided walks from the Palm Grove Centre - excepting Christmas, Boxing Days and Good Friday). These are provided free of charge. There is also a trackless train that runs from the Opera House every 30 mins - weather permitting. Charges apply for this service. Wheelchairs and details of wheelchair friendly routes around the Garden are available from the Garden shop.

Plant sales are also available between 12 and 2pm daily.

However, it is important that rules are in place regarding making the Garden a place for all visitors. So, please don't collect plants or the flowers - remember you can buy many examples of the plants for a reasonable price at the plant sales. Please don't bring your pets into the Garden or feed the birds. The Garden does not allow bicycle riding, roller-skating, frisbees or ball games.
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Why? A huge and diverse range of plants to see and a place to relax and take the family.
When: 7:00am to Sunset 7 days a week.
Phone: 02-9231 8111
Where: Royal Botanic Garden Mrs Macquaries Road Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Cost: Free
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