Royal Botanic Gardens Overview

If you are someone deeply interested in botany then you must not skip the Royal botanical gardens in Sydney. The place was opened in 1816 which makes it one of the oldest scientific institution not only in Australia but in the whole world and it is one of the finest places to visit in Sydney.

The Royal Botanic Gardens is the oldest Botanic Garden as well as a reputed scientific institution in Australia. This magnificent Garden houses an extraordinary collection of rare and exotic plants from Australia and around the world.

The layout of the Garden is divided into 4 major sections - The Lower Gardens, the Middle Gardens, the Palace Gardens and the Bennelong Precinct. Within each section there are smaller Gardens with lush green lawns and wooded areas. Right in the middle of the Four sections there is the Palm Grove Centre which has a restaurant, a cafe, a bookshop and a visitor's centre. The Royal Botanic Gardens showcases 10 beautifully themed gardens presenting Tropical gardens, Rainforest gardens, Australian gardens to name a few. 

There are quite a few experiences you can enjoy at the Royal Botanic Gardens such as indulging in an Aboriginal Bush Food Experience where you can learn to identify traditional fruits, berries, vegetables, etc. You can also learn about the Aboriginal history and the Cadigal people with the Aboriginal Heritage Tour. 

Besides the themed Gardens and the tours you should also visit The Calyx which is a complex that hosts exhibitions, workshops and live concerts. 

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• The best way to explore this magnificent Garden is by joining one of the daily guided tours. These tours are free and it will give you a better understanding of the foliage in the Garden. 
• There are 10 uniquely designed themed gardens depicting Rainforests gardens, Tropical gardens, Australian gardens, Herb gardens, etc.
• The Garden houses an amazing collection of rare plant species that dates back to millions of years ago. 
• The Choo Choo Express Toy Train ride is the best way to explore this expansive garden.
• The Calyx is a multipurpose complex that hosts exhibitions, workshops and live concerts. 
• The Fernery houses over 300 different varieties of ferns and some of these are those that grew millions of years ago.
• The Herb Garden affirms the tradition of using herbs in most recipes is something that has been practiced for thousands of years.
• The biggest vertical flower wall in the Southern Hemisphere can be found in The Calyx. 

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