Royal Botanic Gardens

The Royal Botanic Gardens

It is the largest botanical garden opened to the public in Sydney. Beautifully manicured park offers spectacular views of one of the Mrs Macquarie's Chair, a chair-shaped sandstone carved for Governor Macquarie's wife, Elizabeth.

The Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney, New South Wales, is the most central of the three major botanical gardens open to the public in Sydney (the others being the Mount Annan Botanic Garden and the Mount Tomah Botanic Garden). The gardens were opened in 1816, and are managed by the same trust that manages the adjoining The Domain. The gardens are open every day of the year, and access is free.

Situated east of the Sydney Opera House, and overlooking Farm Cove, the gardens occupy 30 hectares in area, and are bordered by: the Cahill Expressway to the south and west, Art Gallery road to the east, and Sydney Harbour to the north.


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