Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney

Tourist attraction with some wheelchair access.The Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney covers 30 hectares in a spectacular setting on the Sydney Harbour foreshore. The Gardens contains an outstanding collection of native and exotic plants and is a leading centre for botanical and horticultural research. Established in 1816, the Gardens is also Australia's oldest scientific institution and incorporates the area used as Australia's First Farm. There is accessible access at all entry gates into the Gardens. Designated disabled parking is available near Woolloomooloo Gate (first left turn on Mrs Macquaries Road after passing the Art Gallery of NSW). The Gardens' displays are located on different levels and most are accessible by sloping sealed pathways, including the Rose Garden, Herb Garden, Succulent Garden, Palm Grove, Cadi Jam Ora, First Encounters and the Sydney Tropical Centre. The Gardens Shop and Botanic Gardens Restaurant and Kiosk are also accessible and there are accessible toilet facilities located nearby. The National Herbarium of NSW is accessible by ramp from Mrs Macquaries Road.

Phone 1: 
(02) 9231 8111 (weekdays)
(02) 9251 4403
Postal Address: 
Mrs Macquaries Road
Access facilities: 
Wheelchair accessible
Opening hours: 
7.00am till sunset
Service details
No entrance fee except at tropical centre: Family $8.80, Adult $4.40, Seniors $3.30, Child/conc $2.20. Free entry for friends of the Gardens
Sydney CBD
Access map (in print, and on website)
Staff assistance available, self service accessible refreshment area


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