Auburn Botanic Gardens, Auburn

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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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  • August 14, 2017
    We went on the Monday 14th before the opening of the festival on Friday 18 August. It was a perfect sunny day with no wind. We arrived just before 10.30 and there was still parking available. A number...  more »
  • July 9, 2017
    Very tranquil, lovely garden although small but on par with those visited in japan, Well maintained but mid winter meant not many roses in bloom, pretty none the less. Beautiful lake with geese and ko...  more »
  • July 8, 2017
    My husband and I went on a Saturday morning. It cost $4 each, but after exploring the grounds we both agreed it was worth it. We spent an hour walking around, the Japanese gardens are beautiful. There...  more »
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  • Came in late Autumn. Nice roses, other plant life was average although the place was well maintained. They offered some cool services on the day we went (not sure if it's every Sunday) like face painting and arts and craft for kids, horse & cart tours and had love classical music all for free. There was also an ice cream truck, salvation army sausage sizzle/BBQ and other stalls they had there. Entry was $5 for non-local residents (free entry for residents). There was also some native wildlife (wallabies, kangaroos, emus) there with small tours running. However, the whole area was quite small and you could be finished in 2 hours max.
  • Beautiful garden. Nice roses. Good wheelchair accessible playground for children. The questionare about the garden was offered for children, like a game, then some gifts were given (plants, etc).
  • Beautiful setting and amazing Japanese gardens. There is also a small Australian native enclosure there and so lovely rose garden on the north side. A swing chair for children in wheelchairs ♿ is available inside the gardens.
  • Beautiful place to visit. Great playground. Lovely gardens.
  • This is a beautiful and relaxing place for photography. The staff onsite was very patient and well mannered and it's free if you're a student or a senior, how great is that?!

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