The Royal Botanical Gardens Sydney (‘Gardens’) are one of the most delightful and expansive places in Sydney. The land area is 30 Hectares. Whilst there you have the option of visiting the NSW Art Gallery, Government House (inside tour by appointment only) and the Music Conservatorium as these three buildings are in the broad area.
The Gardens are centrally located to the east of the city, offer a perfect location for photographs, and the Opera House can be accessed from the Gardens. There is a lot to see and the only limitation is the amount of energy you have.
If I had only a few days in Sydney a reasonable time allocation would be one and half to three hours. There are plenty of spots to have a picnic and enjoy the ambience and vistas of the opera house and harbour bridge.
Some of the highlights for me include: Calyx, Southern African Garden, succulent garden, native plants and trees, Mrs Macquarie chair and the gardens of Government House.
As we are in Spring the next few months are a perfect time to visit. The Waratah is the floral emblem for New South Wales and one of Australia’s most brilliant native plants. A patch of these plants are currently in full bloom. Sydney Nimble Tours can include a visit to the Gardens in any of our days out.
The photos below in top to bottom order: crimson coloured Waratahs, Government House gardens with photo bomber, flowers in Southern Africa Garden and Government House entry.