Auburn Botanic Gardens, Auburn

(4.5/5 based on 55+ reviews on the web)
The Auburn Botanical Gardens are a botanical garden located in the city of Auburn, New South Wales, Australia. It was established in 1977 and covers an area of 9.7ha. There are two lakes, a waterfall and bridges. Duck River winds through the garden. The garden is maintained by the Municipal Auburn council. It is open daily, and there is a small entry fee. There is no indoor exhibit space.The Auburn Botanic Gardens attract thousands of visitors each year, including a significant number from outside Australia. The Japanese gardens and hill are favourite venues for weddings and have hosted couples from overseas. The topography of the site, which slopes gently towards the Duck River, has been altered to create different perspectives and microclimates. Three habitats are intended to provide an experience of 'Australia' in the city – the woodlands theatre, the native garden and billabong, and the Australian rainforest.HistoryThe gardens were opened by the New South Wales governor Sir Roden Cutler on 11 September 1977. The gardens were designed by Eric Black, chief engineer of Auburn Municipal Council from 1949 to 1979. Community groups have added a bonsai garden and an aviary to the basic plan. The native fauna reserve, set up in consultation with Taronga Zoo, is a later addition by the council's parks and gardens department.
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  • Lovelly place great experience. Lots of birds picnic working areas great for photography work. Lots of natives  more »
  • I went with my girlfriend. They have few things to see. The Japanese garden was most attractive with lots of fishes in the pond.  more »
  • It is a great place to take your kids for watching kangaroos, emus, peacocks and ducks for free. Kids enjoy a lot and are always ready to go.  more »
  • I really enjoy this place. So much to see and do and oh so pretty too! There are BBQ facilities, picnic tables and toilets but there are no cafes or places to buy food or drink (apart from Mr Whippy sometimes parked out the front) so best to BYO food. The gardens are made up of a number of different sections: the Japanese Gardens, the Rose Gardens, the Scented Gardens, The Native Animals park, the Rainforest, Billabong and bushwalking track plus an out door theatre and play area designed to suit all (dis)abilities.
  • These gardens are stunning, well planned out, and a great place to a relaxing afternoon. Really enjoyed taking photos of the plants, as well as the wildlife. The Peacocks were abundant, and stunning. Well worth a trip...
  • The Japanese garden was amazing especially with the reflection pool, Anzac memorial and the scented gardens. Look out for some ducks and a few amazing looking peacocks. Plenty of seating to find an escape. $4 entry and kids free. I'd definitely go again. Lovely...
  • Nice place. Good to enjoy with kids where you can find Australian Animals like kangaroos, Kiwis and lots of others. There is BBQ place so good to cook foods and convenient free parking. Nice park infront of garden.
  • I thoroughly enjoyed the cherry blossom festival here. Plan to come early then you have no hassle with parking and go straight for the line of cherry blossom trees for photos before it gets too packed. Coming outside of festival time is nice too. A nice little animal area, as well as aviary close by. Great morning for kids.