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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  • We took our grandkids to the Botanical Gardens in Wollongong. We thought they would be bored in doing “ adult things “ but were very surprised. They took lots of interest in the gardens and the wild l...  more »
  • Who'd think of Botanical gardens as the tourist site to go and see? This is what the Wollongong Gardens are. The place is kid (and grandkid) friendly. You're not supposed to feed the ducks but everyon...  more »
  • Great place to relax and go for a walk, gardens are kept to a high standard, always lots of flowers to photograph and just enjoy. Take some food and have a picnic, there's a small play area for the ki...  more »
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  • If you are wanting to find a place in Wollongong to loose yourself in nature the Botanical Gardens is the place to be. It has such a wide variety of plants from all over Australia and the world. During summer it is also a great place to catch the movies with the Sunset Cinema.
  • Gorgeous place..... so many wonderful thing's to see... a large play area for children and plenty of shade and table's for what ever picnic you like to have...
  • Relaxing place to visit. Good kids playground. Ducks to feed. Good walking and get the kids some fresh air.
  • Lovely paths wheelchair accessible through beautiful garden settings. Free books and magazines to sit back and relax. Childrens playgrounds, duck pond. Educational gardens throughout as well. Enjoyable for all ages
  • Absolutely beautiful place to hang and chill and bring family and there's a van that comes to make coffee and they change the garden beds on a regular basis so it's never really the same absolutely wonderful.

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