We honour and respect all Elders and Traditional Custodians of the lands the Botanic Gardens of Sydney stand on. We acknowledge the lands as significant historical, ceremonial and traditional trade grounds.
Relax, walk and picnic among hundreds of Acacia species.
This picnic area is known for vibrant winter colour and features around 300 of the known 950 species of Acacia, including Australia’s floral emblem Acacia pycnantha.
There are over 1300 Acacias worldwide with 960 of these being native to Australia, the most notable of them all being the Golden Wattle. The main flowering period is August, however there are usually some wattles in flower throughout the year.
Wattles are found across the Australian continent and their colours have inspired our green and gold sports teams’ uniforms.
Several barbecue settings, a picnic shelter and toilet facilities are available. Planted shade trees are Sydney Blue Gums (Eucalyptus saligna).
The main flowering period for wattles is August, however there are usually some wattles in flower throughout the year.
Wattles are well recognised for their fluffy, bright yellow, sweet smelling blooms, arranged in dense rounded or elongated clusters.