Timings : October: 7:00 AM – 7:30 PM,
November - February: 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM,
March: 7:00 AM – 6:30 PM,
April, September: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM,
May, August: 7:00 AM – 5:30 PM,
June, July: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Time Required : 2 - 3 Hours
Entry Fee : No Entry Fee
Located next to the iconic Sydney Harbour, the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney are a massive green space found close to the hustle and bustle of the city’s CBD. Spanning about 30 hectares, these gardens provide a tranquil setting to enjoy a picnic and some fresh air as you are treated to scenic views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Opera House and the Harbour.
The Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney was established in 1816, thus making it the oldest botanic garden in Australia. Within the gardens, you will find around 5000 unique plant species, both native and international which serve as a home to the fascinating wildlife of the country, including colourful birds and energetic flying foxes that prance around, among other fascinating residents of the garden. Being among the oldest botanical and scientific institutions of the country, there are multiple education programs run throughout the year, ensuring that a visit to these magnificent gardens will leave you with a greater sense of appreciation and understanding towards the ecology of New South Wales and Australia.
Apart from the flora and fauna, you can also embark on a cultural trail to discover the area’s rich Aboriginal history, or take one of the guided tours to make the most of your trip. Take in the sights of the surrounding area as you walk through the exquisite greenery of the garden, and head on over to the Calyx, the premier event venue at the heart of the garden, constantly abuzz with activities, flower displays, workshops, and if you’re lucky, some open-air entertainment to keep your spirits lifted throughout your visit here.