Wollongong Botanic Garden, Wollongong

Categories: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4.6/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web
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 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.The azalea garden and succulent garden are both local attractions, and many tourists are seen taking pictures of the flowers. Local university students study plants here.
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  • Beautifal gardens, relaxing atmosphere to stroll about or have a picnic. Feed the birds at the lake or relax in the sun. Very peaceful place but can get crowded. 
  • The garden are lovely to walk around on sunny day, they are all kept very nice and it was nice to see wild turkey running around in the bushes. 
  • Our family loves to go to the gardens for a picnic, a walk, to feed peas to the ducks, to play in the playground (fun for me as well as my kids) and a free book exchange library! The bridge and the ro...  read more »
  • It's stylised nature. Has a cool duck pond and a rainforest area based on local conditions. Cinema under the stars are fun and would make an excellent wedding venue.
  • Beautiful garden. One of the best that I've been to. It's rather quiet on a weekday too. It's a great place to have a stroll and take photos.
  • Lovely place to have some relax time. The garden is being kept very well. Seem you can always find a quiet spot.
  • Amazing botanic garden, one of the most beautiful in Australia! Very quiet even on weekends, with many species of plants and trees, especially the cactus area!!
  • Perfect place to be close to nature. All the things you expect from a botanic garden.
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