The Royal Botanical Gardens is located right next door to the Sydney Opera House and stretches over 30 hectares. The garden opened in 1816 and you can visit every day of the year for free.

The positioning of The Royal Botanical Gardens makes them extra special curving around Farm Cove make it a great place to observe the harbour or indeed be on a boat in the cove observing the grounds all around.

The Royal Botanical Gardens has several great areas to enjoy with the lower gardens featuring ponds, lawns, picnic areas and bamboo feature. The middle gardens features Palm House, the Rare and Threatened Garden, and Spring Walk. There is also the Palace Gardens where the Tropical Centre is located. Palm Grove which features the Botanic Gardens Restaurant and much more.

Things To Do

The Royal Botanical Gardens is a popular location for tourists and Sydney-siders. You can view the vast variety of flora and fauna and admire the grounds, have a nice walk around or relax and read a book or take pictures. It's also a great location for exercise and you'll often see joggers running around the cove. The grounds are perfect for picnics and get-togethers and a great place to relax after a day's shopping or seeing the sights. The Royal Botanical Gardens offer walking tours for free. Something great for the kids is the Choo Choo Express minature train that takes you around the gardens.

For more information on The Royal Botanical Gardens including areas for hire, functions, team building, picnics and garden parties and annual events click here.

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