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George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens
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Reviewed 2 days ago

One of several Gardens we visited on our travels and was not overshadowed.
Fairly large area and a diverse range of tropical & sub-tropical species on display. There is also a kids playground area plus a Cafe on site. All in all a really nice place to stroll and enjoy with plenty of shade areas on a hot Darwin day !

Thank Skeney57
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Loving the new prehistoric creatures now lurking in amongst the trees and plants at the Gardens. Great place to bring picnic lunch (there is a cafe on site) and let the kids run free & enjoy climbing .

Thank Wayne F
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here on our last morning before leaving. We should have gone more than once! There were an amazing number of birds and some nice snakes in trees. There were childrens' activities and a childrens' garden, nice for little ones. I also saw a snack bar. There was parking and the park was free.

Thank 42golf56_9
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lot of interesting plants in this garden! Great design and well maintained! Desert rose, boab ,coconut ...
Great amenities provided in the garden and the visitor center ! Free map,infromaiton booklet , free fridge magnets...Recommend to drop off at the visitor center first for a little guide map and guide booklet which will lead you to explore the garden and tell you stories of 18 interesting trees. Very great and creative ....

Thank aus_lulu1010
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you love nature, visit Darwin's George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens. It's not too big but enough for a slow tranquil walk through the natural habitat. It's two kilometres from Darwin city centre; 30 mins walk or 7 mins by car. Their The Conservatory is open daily and various other tours available too so check with the visitor information centre in Darwin. Then you won't miss Eva's Café, a nice little eatery joint that serves nice cakes and great coffee, and a cool place to rest your tired feet.

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Thank Joy M
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HelenP3054, Visitor Services Officer at George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your review Joy M.
Eva's Café will be changing their times and days when opening though due to Wet Season starting here in Darwin. The Conservatory (local artists work) is open daily except for Tuesday and Wednesday's. At the moment we only have the self guided tours available.
I am glad you had a good time in the Gardens and did get to explore various locations. Hope you are able to come again soon.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to the garden primarily to bird watch but enjoyed the lovely setting. A fairly short taxi ride from downtown Darwin.

Thank marydeetravels
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HelenP3054, Visitor Services Officer at George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your review marydeetravels. Hope you were able to see the birdlife while you were in the Gardens.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to the garden several times during our stay in Darwin. Our main purpose for going was bird watching. The garden offers a wide variety of floristic habitats that attract a diverse assemblage of birds. However, even if we had not been bird watching we would have gone to the garden. It is very nicely set out and the paths and habitats are well marked. Contrary to some comments the garden is very well-maintained and in excellent condition. It is just a great place to wander around.

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HelenP3054, Visitor Services Officer at George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your review Art H. Happy you were able to come more than once to the Gardens! Hope you were able to see plenty of birdlife and could appreciate all the hard work our small team do to look after the Gardens. After Cyclone Marcus hit us in March the staff have been working extremely hard to keep it up to a high standard for visitors. I will pass on your comments to the staff. Hopefully you can come back again soon.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We pulled into the car park and just went for a wander not knowing where we were going. The gardens are just beautifully laid out and easy to navigate and there i something for everyone. We followed a path up to the produce garden because we love to grow our own vegetables at home so wanted to see what was on offer here. This lead us to an information centre where we had a lovely chat with the very friendly staff who were happy to spend time with us explaining the workings of the gardens. All in all a lovely way to spend a few hours in Darwin walking around these spectacular gardens.

Thank Lorraine L
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HelenP3054, Visitor Services Officer at George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your review Lorraine L. So glad you enjoyed the Gardens and can see how everyone can find something to do here.
Always look forward to seeing people and having a chat with them so they can enjoy their experience here in the Gardens. Hope you can come back again soon.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited this garden in Sept 2018 and felt so much at home as I saw cannonball tree and most important of all, national flower of Singapore - Vanda Miss Joaquim. These plant/flower could be seen easily in Singapore Botanic Gardens. If you are a plant/flower lover, you will love this peaceful beautiful garden. You will have no regrets!

Thank angelaong882018
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HelenP3054, Visitor Services Officer at George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review angelaong882018.
Happy you saw the Cannonball Tree and in flower at the Darwin Botanic Gardens as well. Such a beautiful tree.
Glad you enjoyed the Gardens.




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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Wonderful gardens to wander as great examples of tropical and savannah plants with a highly informative section on Boab trees. Huge variation and the gardens show the huge diversity of plants in Australia. Beautifully maintained and signed by staff. Well done to all for providing visitor such a great experience.

Thank rndavies1707
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HelenP3054, Visitor Services Officer at George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review rndavies1707. So glad you enjoyed your experience in the Darwin Botanic Gardens. I will pass your comments onto staff and hopefully you will be able to come and visit us again soon.

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