Wollongong Botanic Garden, Wollongong

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The Wollongong Botanic Garden is located in the Wollongong suburb of Keiraville at the foot of Mount Keira in New South Wales, Australia. It is the local botanical gardens of the Illawarra and was established in 1964. It was opened in September 1970.The garden is co-located with the historic Gleniffer Brae house, used for functions and the Wollongong Conservatorium of Music.A number of annexes are managed by the garden - Puckeys Estate Reserve in Fairy Meadow, the Korrongulla Wetlands in Primbee and the Mount Keira Summit Park.Garden featuresThe garden features various themed areas, including a rose garden, herb garden, woodland garden, azalea bank, succulent plants and several rainforest areas divided into Illawarra rainforest, subtropical rainforest, dry rainforest and exotic rainforest. A creek runs through the garden and into a small lake. This creek joins Para Creek and runs into Puckeys Estate Reserve.
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  • Wollongong Botanical gardens have one of the best roses gardens in NSW. Yes, there are bigger and more formal gardens in Bowral or Hunter Valley but Wollongong's' feels like your own. You know, when y...  more »
  • So much variety here - all sorts of plants and even the odd animal! Love the rainforest section, but also the beautiful flowers. Would recommend.  more »
  • Great for a family get together. Beautiful grounds. Duck pond, play area, go for a walk around the beautiful gardens. Plenty of shade and sunny spots to picnic  more »
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  • Beautiful park with plenty to look at. Absolutely huge - it feels like you're in another world when you're wandering around on a quiet day. Absolutely recommended when you need a peaceful space.
  • Enjoyable place to go for a walk. Feel as if you are in different countries as you walk through the various areas of the gardens.
  • Great spot for family to enjoy. Has play area, duck pond, rose gardem and lots of areas to relax and enjoy. There is a coffee cart on Sat but bring your own food and drink.
  • great place. Beautiful gardens. Los of picnic areas and tables. Large enclosed play ground.
  • Probably the smallest Royal Botanic Garden I've been in so far, but lovingly made and preserved by the local community, nicely tucked away from the crowd. Well worth a visit, only takes a few minutes and next door to the university

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