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Royal Botanic Gardens
Royal Botanic Gardens

Royal Botanic Gardens

The Royal Botanic Gardens are an oasis in the heart of the city. The 30 hectares of grounds are located in one of the city’s most scenic locations.

The gardens were established in 1816 and are, in fact, the country’s oldest institution for the growth of native and exotic plants in Australia. From plant species threatened globally to rare species native to the country, there is something for every nature lover to enjoy.

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The Cadi Jam Ora is one of the gardens’ most important features. Indeed, a visit to these gardens is incomplete without touring this display. This part of the garden seeks to honour and respect the role played by the Cadigal community. The community made up the city’s original inhabitants, marking an important aspect of the gardens. Learning about the people and their relationship with the land at the time is fascinating.

In addition, experience an Aboriginal heritage tour and learn more about the Aboriginal people. This tour is an eye-opening adventure because it allows visitors to discover different uses of plants, Aboriginal culture, and even taste some amazing bush food! The tours run every Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday between 10am and 11.30am. Bookings are essential for these tours.

Alternatively, take the free guided tours and learn more about the biodiversity at the Royal Botanic Gardens. Note that these free tours are only conducted when the weather is forecasted to be over 35 degrees. Free guided tours are held daily between 10:30am and 12pm.

Fancy some quiet yoga in the garden? Every Monday and Thursday, yoga enthusiasts meet in the garden to experience the best of the outdoors and reinvigorate the body and mind. Sessions are held at The Calyx.

The Royal Botanic Gardens are 10 minutes from Sydney’s CBD and are the perfect getaway when you do not want to leave the city.

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