Garden highlights at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

Take a step back from the hustle and bustle of Sydney's CBD and explore Australia's oldest botanic garden.

Learn more about native and exotic plants, lose yourself in one of our spectacular themed gardens or enjoy a picnic with friends and family.

Take a free tour, learn about First Nations culture or just relax and enjoy the view.

There's a lot to see and do in the Garden. Take your time and explore themed plant areas, the Cadi Jam Ora storyline, and the horticultural plant displays in the Calyx. Or see for yourself why Sydneysiders have been enchanted by the Spring Walk for more than 150 years, with an annual display complementing this avenue of ornamental peaches and wisterias.

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Must See

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Woman in a field of yellow flowers
Visitors to the Wildflower Meadow can immerse themselves in a world of colour and texture by walking ...
The Pioneer Memorial Garden
Relax in a tranquil sunken garden only minutes from the hustle and bustle of Sydney's CBD.
Landscaping in the Succulent Garden
Gaze at the different ways these amazing plants have adapted to survive some of the driest regions on earth.
Blue flowers of the Geranium rozanne
Each year our team trial a range of plants, searching for those best suited to our climate.
Palace Rose Garden pergola with seating
Romantic, formal and flamboyant... indulge in the sensory pleasures of the Rose Garden.
Side view of the Herb Garden
Filled with aromatic delights, relax and watch the birds flit while the kids play with the sensory fountain.
woman touches grass trees
Walk the 50 metre storyline which tells the story of the Cadigal people of the Eora nation.
Close up of light and dark green fern fronds
Discover an ancient group of plants in an intimate garden setting.
Tulips and flowering shrubs, two people walking by
Take a stroll through spring flowering perennials, shrubs and trees.
Grove of different species of Palm trees, with orange flowering cliveas growing in the undercanopy
The giants of the plant world. One of the oldest trees in the Garden, the Weeping Lilly Pilly, was planted here in 1828.
Stone lantern in the HSBC Oriental Garden
See more than 2,000 wild and cultivated plants from China, Japan, Vietnam, Korea, Taiwan and Bhutan.
View of the Opera House from the Australian Native Rockery garden
See a uniquely Australian flower garden, including the flannel flower, Gymea lily and grevilleas.
bicentenary garden
Planted in 2016 to celebrate our 200th birthday, this uniquely Australian flower garden is sure to delight and inspire.
  • tropical garden beds under an elegantly curved greenhouse roof
The Calyx

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