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Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney is a major botanical Garden located in the heart of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Opened in 1816, the garden is the oldest scientific institution in Australia and one of the most important historic botanical...more
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Mrs Macquaries Rd, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Central Business District
+61 2 9231 8111
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All reviews opera house rose garden trees and plants fruit bats government house gardens are beautiful bird life busy city mrs macquarie's chair few hours art gallery nice walk couple of hours walk around sunny day harbour bridge picnic
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Reviewed today

I was there late spring and everything was blooming and just spectacular. They also had an exhibit of carnivorous plants in the Calyx that was really cool. Plan to spend a full day if you want to see it all.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SoloMode
Reviewed today via mobile

Sydney’s Botanic gardens is a great walk or run especially if you want to do some exercise! It has some great views and is free to walk around. You can get tours or the train but we enjoyed the walk around the outside. There is...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank kelstewart
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Yes it’s all free. Walk to the point for fabulous views of the harbour bridge. See the Australian navy in port, admire the governors house and enjoy the plants, special cactus garden, greenhouses etc. A whole afternoon could be spent here if you have time....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank DavidP26
Reviewed yesterday

And it's free! The gardens are majestic with unbelievable trees, shrubbery and flowers. Walkways are clean, fun, and easy to manage. Many locations to just sit and watch the harbour in the shade.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank BBStacker67
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the Royal Botanical Garden was we visited the Tomato Festival nearby. Have to pay another visit soon after summer

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Arnell B
Reviewed 2 days ago

This garden is located near the Circular Quey and is easy to walk to from most tourist locations. The garden is laid out on a large plot of land and has several sections dedicated to Australian plant. It also has a section relating to the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Dick F
Reviewed 2 days ago

amazing gardens, the best way to see this Botanic Garden from Opera house, there is a wake way near the water. walked to Mrs Macquarie's chair you will love it.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Zahid H
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Botanical Gardens were close to the Harbor and our hotel. Walking through the gardens was a different experience because there are so many paths and varieties of plants; flowers and trees. A must see. There are ,many places for pictures of the Opera House...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank sue0114
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Serene beautiful garden! Perfect for a nice long walk. There happened to be a tomato festival the day we were there which was spectacular! Definitely a must see while in Sydney, a little oasis in the city.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 312katb
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Absolutely must go while you are in Sydney! The grounds are beautiful and they often has other events occur in we were able to attend the tomato festival and view a special event exhibit on carnivorous plants. Plan to spend a few hours and bring...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with
energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise
buildings and after-work drink places, high-end
shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners
frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a
dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit
the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle,
reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens
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June 1, 2018|
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Response from Myriou_S | Reviewed this property |
Hello Annie :) Yes the entry to the garden is free. And I’m not absolutely sure but if I remember well, the Vivid lights event is free as well ! Enjoy :)
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May 22, 2018|
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Response from Traveller879 | Reviewed this property |
To see the plants and wildlife
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May 22, 2018|
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I’m sorry I don’t understand the question?
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