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Gardens: Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney

These lovely gardens are located on 30 hectares of land and first opened to the public in 1816.  Enjoy the lush greenery and relax or learn more about the plants and horticulture that make this natural gem of Sydney so unique. A stroll this these picturesque landscapes is particularly beautiful in spring as everything begins to blossom. read more »

Gardens: Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne

Covering more than 86 acres, these lush gardens are the perfect spot to go for a leisurely stroll and see thousands of different plants.  Established in 1846 by Lieutenant Governor Charles La Trobe, the once swampy site has been transformed over more than 150 years into the beautiful landscape it is today.  One of Melbourne's most popular tourist attractions, the Royal Botanic Gardens features over 50,000 plants. read more »

Gardens: Adelaide Botanic Garden

This 125 acre park is at the northeast corner of Adelaide's city centre and is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy the beautiful weather that Adelaide receives.  Adelaide Botanic Garden was established in 1854, and was part of Colonel William Light's original lab for the city of Adelaide. The design of the gardens was influenced by the gardens at Versailles, France and the Royal Gardens at Kew, England. read more »

Gardens: Brisbane Botanic Gardens

This huge garden covers 52 hectares and is home to many interesting features, including a Japanese garden, Fern House, National Freedom Wall, Exotic Rainforest, the Tropical Display Dome, and the Arid Zone and Cactus House. The original name for these gardens was the Mount Coot-tha Botanic Gardens and was opened in 1976, and sits at the base of Brisbane's tallest mountain, Mouth Coot-tha. read more »

Gardens: City Botanic Gardens in Brisbane

With a rich history dating back to 1828, this significant landscape is the premier recreational facility and public park in Brisbane.  Boasted a mature garden with many unusual and rare species, and a restaurant, the City Gardens Cafe, the Walter Hill Fountain, both self-guided and guided tours and picnic areas.  Tours are offered twice daily and the walk last about one hour, beginning at either 11am or 1pm. read more »