I live on the northern beaches of Sydney and enjoy discovering little known great places to visit
Published July 19th 2013
Huge Sydney Redgums, cascades, a rainforest forest gully and Hawkesbury sandstone outcrops, all seen from an easy walking track. Discovered on a Sunday afternoon drive out of Sydney .... Not at all. This fascinating small Botanic Garden is found right next door to Fitness First and Officeworks at Dee Why.
The reserve, which was created in 1957, is maintained by volunteers and receives some funding from Warringah Council. A small donation is requested to cover the cost of the leaflets.
On entering the garden, there is no need to wonder how to get around. There is an information bay which contains a great map of all the walking tracks and list of plants along the tracks. Interested in bush tucker? The bush tucker walk leaflet includes detailed information about the edible plants and where to find them in the garden.
From the information bay continue a short way to arrive at the pavilion. Take a seat for a few minutes to enjoy the view.
The Rainforest track is a great place to start. Take your time to walk along the track or take a seat from time to time. There are so many different kinds of plants and trees to see. There is no shortage of signs about the plants. There is even one that thoughtfully suggests "Look Up" and it is definitely worth it!