"Botanical Gardens...." Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Tip by margaretvn

Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain, Sydney: 91 reviews and 196 photos

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by margaretvn

Visit the botanical gardens. The views over the harbour from there are very good and the vast assortment of flowers is unbelievable.
The Royal Botanic garden is in a superb position in the city at the waters edge. It is about 75 acres of pathways through shrubbery, which was established in 1816. This makes it the oldest scientific institution in Australia. It is on the site of the first farm of the new colony and it houses an amazing collection of plants from both Australia and abroad. In the National Herbarium of New South Wales are exhibitions of the plant specimens collected by Joseph Banks when he was a member of Captain Cooks voyage along the east coast of Australia in 1770.
The Domain is an open grassy space that was originally set aside for the personal use of the colony?s first governor. Joggers, footballers, people picnicking and sunbathers use it today. In January there are also outdoor concerts given in the Domain.

Address: Mrs Macquaries Rd, Sydney
Directions: it is not far from the opera house and a very pleasant walk.
On Mrs Macquaries road

othercontact: Tel: (02) 9231 8111 Open daily

Review Helpfulness: 1.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 23, 2006
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