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Royal Botanic Gardens

Address: Mrs Macquaries Road Sydney NSW 2000
Phone: 02 9231 8111

Tags: park

The Royal Botanic Gardens - a botanical and cultural oasis, a green sanctuary in the heart of the great city of Sydney, is a place of natural beauty, where people come for peace, relaxation, education, and to learn more about plants and horticulture.

The Gardens cover 30 hectares and everywhere you go, you will see reminders of the city’s beginnings.

Eyes wide open and you may see an Orchard butterfly as big as your hand, a jewel-like Superb Fairy Wren that will fit in your hand, a colony of Pearl White Butterflies blown off course from the tropics and now safe in the Gardens, or a Titan Arum fl ower two metres high.

Now try conjuring up the ghosts of a colonial era of mayhem, murder and mutiny, courage, foresight and vision; tread in the footsteps of a Governor’s lady to her tranquil place overlooking the harbour. Envisage the first farm planted here in 1788 with corn; twirl around and see the Opera House, Harbour Bridge, the deep blue Harbour, and the skyline of the business district.

The National Herbarium of NSW - centre for plant conservation & research - is located within the Royal Botanic Gardens.



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