Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney.

I always have a little extra spring in my step when I walk through the Royal Botanic Garden in Sydney. It was a glorious day when I was there last week for a lunch at the Botanic Gardens Restaurant, so it was the perfect opportunity to take a few snapshots.

Established in 1816, the 30 hectare garden has a spectacular location on the edge of Sydney Harbour. It is surrounded by the Domain, which in colonial times acted as a buffer between the Governor’s residence and  the penal colony. These days it’s very much a place for the people and a real oasis in downtown Sydney.

Visit the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney website.

home to an outstanding collection of plants from Australia and overseas Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney

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  • Hi Christine
    A stroll around that glorious part of old Sydney is such a pleasure.
    I was at The Restaurant at the NSW Art Gallery last week. It overlooks the Botanic Gardens, Woolloomooloo Wharf and a large expanse of harbour. The food was very good, and well-priced. We drove from Canberra Saturday morning, straight to the Domain parking station, took the lift up to ground level, walked out onto the grass, and straight across to the Gallery. So pleasant, so easy – more like what we’re used to in Canberra! Parking was $10 for the day. The restaurant at the Art Gallery is probably one of Sydney’s best-kept secrets I think.
    Michele 🙂

    • Hi Michele,
      It’s always a pleasure going to Sydney when it’s easy, isn’t it? So often it’s a hassle (and it’s so expensive to park in the city). It’s nice to be pleasantly surprised!

  • Watching Royal Botanic Garden is really a delightful experience. It is usually at the top of the list of places that people would love to watch during their visit to Sydney.

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