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Lisgar Gardens

Lisgar Gardens are a nature lover’s dream come true – a spectacular site that covers six acres, and one of Sydney’s top attractions. The site of the gardens, whose history dates back to 1917, marks an important location in the city.

The site on which the gardens are located was first bought in 1917 for the sole purpose of developing lush gardens close to the city. Fifty years later, the gardens were purchased by the council and given its present name.

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One of the most striking things about the gardens is that they are located on a hillside and lined by sandstone block walls to create different levels. In these formative years, the council planted both native and exotic plants & trees that would later flourish in the garden to make it one of the most tranquil destinations in Sydney.

Nature enthusiasts will be excited to learn about the different plants; including azaleas, gardenias and rhododendrons, alongside ferns and trees that are native to Australia. Look out for the more than ninety unique varieties of camellias. Some of the original camellias are still present in the garden more than five decades later.

If you are visiting with kids, spend some time at the picnic tables, as there is no better way to enjoy the outdoors while at Lisgar Gardens. Remember to clean up after you leave to ensure that the gardens are well maintained for other visitors.

The beauty of the gardens is that they are a perfect venue for a wide array of events. Whether you are looking for a wedding venue, need a setting for a photoshoot, or want a quiet place to retreat to, the gardens are an idyllic option.

Visitors travelling to the gardens by car will find parking around William Street or in the adjacent streets. This is because there is limited parking on the road leading to the gardens.

Lisgar Gardens is open on weekdays from 8am to 3:30pm and on weekends between 10am and 4pm. Best of all, entry is free!

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Mon - Fri: 8am - 3:30pm
Sat - Sun: 10am - 4pm

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All bookings for Lisgar Gardens are closed until further notice. All playgrounds, outdoor fitness equipment, skateparks and tidal pools are also closed

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