The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney & the Domain
The Royal Botanical Gardens were opened in 1816 by Governor Macquarie, and have been open to the public every day since.
Located next to the public space of the Domain (opened in the 1830’s), and adjacent to the iconic Sydney Opera House in Circular Quay, the Royal Botanical Gardens Trust is technically the oldest scientific institution in Australia, home to millions of live and archived plant collections from around the world, including specimens from pioneering botanist Joseph Banks’ 240 year old collection.
The Gardens are surrounded by the public parklands of the Domain, a scenic public space with stunning harbour views, open 24/7 and that is regularly used for open-air events and music and cultural festivals.
The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney & the Domainal Botanical Gardens Sydney
Mrs Macquarie’s Road, Sydney
This is a public space, admission is free.
Who Should Go:
The gardens are suitable for all ages
How to Get There:
The Royal Botanic Gardens are a 10 minute walk from Martin Place and Circular Quay train stations. Bus route 441 departs York St at Town Hall and stops outside the Art Gallery of NSW, 2 minutes from the venue. Route 200 (Chatswood to Bondi) stops on Macquarie St.
Look below for a list of events and activities happening around the The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney & the Domain.
Ratings & Reviews
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney - Open / Closed
- SUN open
- MON open
- TUE open
- WED open
- THU open
- FRI open
- SAT open
Upcoming Events & What's On around The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney & the Domain
Thursday, 21 June Royal Botanic Garden SydneySydney
Garden in the Royal Botanic Garden with Horticultural staff more
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