Royal Botanic Gardens

For a relaxing day in the city why not take a stroll around Sydney's Royal Botanic Gardens. Entry to the gardens is free. The gardens are open every day of the year with a few exceptions for special events where tickets may be required.

Royal Botanic Gardens & The Domain Quick Facts:

  • Location: Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia
  • East of the Sydney Opera House, Circular Quay and Macquarie Street
  • Overlooking Farm Cove on the edge of Sydney Harbour
  • Founded by Governor Macquarie 1816
  • Oldest scientific institution in Australia
  • 30 hectares in the heart of the city.
  • Home to an outstanding collection of plants from Australia and overseas.
  • The Domain surrounds the Gardens featuring spectacular parklands ideal for sport, recreation and entertainment.
  • Public access roads and paths were constructed 1831
  • A place for the people.

Themed garden areas include:

  • Begonia Garden
  • Cadi Jam Ora: First Encounters
  • Government House Grounds
  • Herb Garden
  • HSBC Oriental Garden
  • Rainforest Walk
  • Mrs Macquaries Bushland Walk
  • Old Mill Garden & Greenway Terrace
  • Palm Grove
  • Pioneer Garden
  • Rare and Threatened Plants Garden
  • Australian Native Rockery
  • Palace Rose Garden
  • Succulent Garden
  • Sydney Fernery
  • Sydney Tropical Centre
  • Wollemi Pine
  • Camellia Garden

 

Phone: 02-9231 8111 or weekends 02-9231 8125
Fax: 02-9231 8054

The Domain:
Open every day of the year 24 hours

Royal Botanic Gardens:

  • November-February: 7 am-8 pm
  • March & October: 7 am-6.30 pm
  • April & September: 7 am-6 pm
  • May & August: 7 am-5.30 pm
  • June & July: 7 am-5 pm 

Entry is free

Tropical Centre
(Entry fee: open daily 10 am to 4 pm) 

Associated Gardens:
Mount Annan Botanic Garden
Mount Tomah Botanic Garden (Blue Mountains)

Getting Around

  • The nearest train station is Martin Place.
  • The gardens are also just a short stroll from St James and Circular Quay train stations.
  • You can catch a ferry to Circular Quay and stroll to the gardens passing the Sydney Opera House.
  • Parking is available along Mrs Macquaries Road, Hospital Road and Macquarie Street. Undercover parking is available at the Domain Car Park. (Parking fees apply)
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