The Royal Botanic Garden

The Royal Botanic Garden

The Royal Botanic Garden at Farm Cove, a quiet sanctuary amid the rush and bustle of the city, is a short and picturesque walk down the waterfront from the Sydney Opera House. The gardens, which were founded in 1816, include 30 hectares and feature towering trees, palm groves, orchids, ferns, and flocks of fruit bats. Visiting the gardens is one of the numerous free activities available in Sydney. The Palace Rose Garden, with 1,800 roses, and the Glasshouse Latitude 23 and Fernery, with tropical greenery, begonias, and orchids, are two of the attractions. A hop-on, hop-off train explores the grounds for the less active. You may unwind in the café or restaurants after exploring the gardens, or have a hillside picnic with stunning harbour views.

The Domain, a renowned event site with open green space and sports grounds, surrounds the gardens, and visitors may enjoy views of Government House, the official house of the governor of New South Wales, while visiting the gardens.