Auburn Botanic Gardens Sydney
The delightfully zen Auburn Botanic Gardens are located in Auburn, in South-West Sydney. Established in 1977, the gardens are surprisingly tucked away in a suburban pocket between rows of houses. Spread over 9.7 hectares, the gardens are a serene place to enjoy nature.
The Auburn Botanical Gardens are broken into several distinct sections.
The most well-known is the Japanese garden, which a row of cherry blossom trees that blossom each spring, torii gates, a red bridge, waterfall and lake. The koi carp fish in the lake are beautiful, and when we visited there was a large cluster of peacocks, swans and ducks around the lake.
Native animals such as kangaroos, wombats, wallabies and emus live in this nicely spread out nature reserve. Animal feedings take place daily (please don’t feed the animals yourself).
Sunken Rose Garden
This lovely area blooms in October and November.
The tree-lined pool is a haven for the many wild birds who live in the gardens, including peacocks and swans. It’s particularly beautiful in autumn.
This part of the gardens smells amazing. It’s primarily used as an event space eg for weddings.
Equal Access Playground
Built in between the beautiful trees, the playground feature lots of accessible features including a liberty swing, maze and interactive play structure.
Australian Native and Rainforest Gardens
Set around a stunning billabong, these gardens are beautiful to wander through.
Things to know about visiting Auburn Botanic Gardens
Entry is $4 per person. Children under 16 free and residents of Cumberland Council are free.
The garden is largely accessibly for strollers and wheelchairs.
Picnics are allowed.
There are picnic tables and bbq facilities located outside the gardens near the carpark, with a toilet block and playground.
Free parking is available in the carpark outside the gardens.
There is no cafe inside the gardens to BYO food and drinks.
Auburn Botanic Gardens Sydney
Chisholm Rd &, Chiswick Rd, Auburn
Hours: Daily 9am-5pm.
During daylight saving time, Monday to Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday and Sunday from 9am-6pm.
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