Royal Botanic Garden Sydney Tourist Attraction

Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

The Royal Botanic garden is close to the civic center of Sydney. It is surrounded by many tourist attractions: the Sydney harbour, the national library, Parliament of New South Wales, the art gallery, the mint, Sydney Opera house. Earlier, in the late 18th century, the Governor of New South Wales Philip built the first on the continent farm there. However, despite all the efforts and the investments, the farm did not bring the expected profit, and at times was unprofitable. In 1816 it was decided to organize Botanic garden on these lands. Today, the Royal Botanical garden covers an area of about 30 acres, and there is a rich collection of plants there. It has about 7.5 thousand species. Conventionally, the Park is divided into several areas: the rose garden, the rainforest, the garden of cacti and succulents, the exhibition of New South Wales herbaria, the greenhouse of ferns, the palm grove. The small decorative pools and ponds, sculptures, lawns and bridges that adorn the Park are particularly attractive for tourists. Everyone can visit the Royal Botanical garden. The admission is free. For a certain fee, you can hire a guide or buy a map, on which the major routes are plotted. Services of small buses plying the paths of the Botanical garden are offered for those ones, who do not like walking. Here you can not only admire the unusual plants, but also to meet with some representatives of the Australian fauna.

Open hours

October: 07:00 - 7:30;
November - February: 07:00 - 20:00;
March: 07:00 - 18:30;
April and September: 07:00 - 18:00;
May and August: 07.00 - 17:30;
June and July: 07.00 - 17:00.


Mrs Macquaries Rd, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Phone: +61 2 9231 8111
33° 51′ 50″ S, 151° 13′ 1″ E

Ticket price

Free entrance

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