The Royal Botanic Garden is a large botanic garden in the harbour area of Sydney, Australia. The botanic garden was opened in 1816 and now covers 74 acres of green area that's full of plants and tidy lawn areas which are accessible by many walkways that allow the public to explore. 5000 different species of plants exist in the garden and an emphasis has been put on the native Australian plants. The garden provides beautiful scenic views outwards to the harbour which makes it popular for tourists to visit.
The garden is situated at Sydney Harbour and is hard to miss. You can walk from most city centre locations to the harbour area and will be able to take in the city on your way, the garden is signposted from the city. By bus, take the 400, 333 or M52. By train, take the train to Circular Quay which is a short walk.
Opening Times and Admission
The garden is open every day from 7am-8pm in the summer and 7am-6pm in the winter. The garden is free to access. You can explore the garden at your own leisure or you can organise to be shown around the garden and given expert insight from a tour guide at a small cost, this can be arranged by phone or on the website.