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Sydney’s Most Spectacular Gardens

19 Nov 2017

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Step outside and enjoy the fresh air and flora at Sydney’s most beautiful gardens.

From first dates to family time and quiet contemplation, gardens provide a beautiful backdrop for every outdoor adventure. Get back to nature and discover these standout gardens in Sydney.

Wendy Whiteley’s Secret Garden – Off Lavender St, Lavender Bay

Like something out of a picture book, Wendy Whiteley’s Secret Garden offers a peaceful sanctuary right in the heart of Sydney. Home to towering trees and an assortment of stunning exotic and native shrubs and flowers, this is the perfect place to enjoy a picnic or take some time out with your favourite book.

There are also some interesting artefacts and statues sprinkled throughout the gardens, along with a collection of birdlife.

Royal Botanic Garden Sydney – Mrs Macquaries Rd, Sydney

A favourite among Sydneysiders and visitors alike, the Royal Botanic Garden offers a stunning collection of themed gardens to discover. From the Herb Garden to Palm Grove and the fragrant and romantic Palace Rose Garden, the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney is a must-see for all flora enthusiasts.

Enjoy a leisurely stroll or take part in the Aboriginal Heritage Tour or a free guided walk.

Chinese Garden of Friendship – Pier St, Darling Harbour

Relax and unwind in the Chinese Garden of Friendship, boasting breathtaking waterfalls, lakes, exotic plants, and hidden pathways to explore. You can also enjoy Chinese tea and dim sum at the teahouse.

Take the kids and have fun counting the koi carp swimming in the lake and keep an eye out for the fish-feeding sessions!

Blue Mountains Botanic Gardens – Bells Line of Road, Mount Tomah

Covering a breathtaking 28 hectares, the Blue Mountains Botanic Gardens are home to over 20,000 plants. With several Feature Gardens of plants grouped by their geographical origin, you can discover flora from all over the world.

The Blue Mountains Botanic Gardens accommodate picnics and barbecues, making it a top spot for your next group outing.

Auburn Botanic Gardens – Chisholm Rd & Chiswick Rd, Auburn

Just a 20-minute drive from the CBD, the Auburn Botanic Gardens are packed with beautiful and exciting things to see and do. From the menagerie of animals (peacocks, swans, emus, wallabies, and wombats) to the stunning flora, the Auburn Botanic Gardens have something for everyone.

Take advantage of the community picnic area, featuring complimentary barbecue facilities.

Make the most of your outdoor fun by packing the perfect picnic! We’ve got all the tips and tricks you need right here.