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Darwin Botanic Gardens

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Address: Gardens Road, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
Phone Number: (08) 8947 2145
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Botanic gardens an oasis

What a little or big gem this is in the dry heat of Darwin. A terrific place to explore at your own pace.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a little or big gem this is in the dry heat of Darwin. A terrific place to explore at your own pace.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A bit disappointing, as there were no fruit trees, dogs are allowed, one of the lady Gardner was very helpful .

Thank 725barbara
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were staying close by & went in to have a coffee at Eva's cafe which is in the beautiful Botanic Garden, we had a lovely walk around the gardens well worth a visit

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I took the bus there then walked to the gardens: I found the paths frustrating in that when you go off the main asphalt path it is a circular path and you come back to where you started. It was more walking than needed on a hot day. A variety of areas e.g. Rain forest, desert area, lawn and a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

wonderful to walk around these gardens. Special highlight is the rain forest walk and the children's nature playground.

Thank Janine S
Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just an absolutely wonderful experience meandering amongst the tropical scenery. Take a lunch and enjoy a full day here. Lovely little asking trails easy for any age.

Thank cmbf1953
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great place to visit, the gardens were a lovely suprise. They are well maintained, lots of paths. Loved the desert garden. These gardens would suit anyone who likes gardens.

Thank Penne R
Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small tranquil gardens with a pleasant cafe. Variety of plant areas from rainforest to desert. Birds flutter from tree to tree and scrub fowl scratch in the mulch. Lots of shady spots to escape from the heat.

Thank Theo C
Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a little disappointed with the gardens and felt that it wasn't at its best at the end of the dry season. It is was a great walk with plenty of shaded areas. A few more names on plants could be helpful. It is a large garden and we didn't see everything.

Thank geldav
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Botanical gardens is one of the things that I like to see when I visit a city, this one is quite nice one. The part that we have liked the most and can not be found in any other botanical garden is the Boab section - a collection of various trees from it original homelands: Africa and Madagascar

Thank CoupleIsrael

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