Australia showcases some of the most amazing and beautiful fauna and flora; revealing the magnificence of the vast variety of species occupying our land. It’s time we took advantage of these privileges we have at our fingertips and engage with nature firsthand. Take an adventure through Australia’s Top 6 Botanical Gardens; immerse yourself in nature to get that sense of freedom and cleanliness; promoting a healthy and socially active lifestyle.
Adelaide Botanic Garden, SA
The Adelaide Botanic Gardens is a beautifully maintained setting of fauna and flora, covering a staggering 51-hectares in the North East corner of Adelaide’s City Centre. This Botanic Garden was officially opened to the public on the 4th of October in 1857. It was inspired by the Versailles in France showcasing an array of architecture and grounds including; a National Rose Garden (the first ever to be built in Australia), a Victorian Glasshouse from Germany and a Garden of Health, which encourages its visitors embrace the power of plants to heal the body, mind and soul.
Open: Monday to Friday 7.30AM – 6PM, Saturday & Sunday 9AM – 6PM
Alice Springs Desert Park, NT
The Alice Springs Desert Park is an environmental education facility and wildlife park located in Alice Springs in the Northern Territory of Australia. The Desert Park opened on the 22nd of March 1997. Bustling with the hidden secrets of the surrounding deserts, stretching across 1,500-hectares; interlinking the world of plants, animals and the aboriginal culture. The park features both rare and endangered species, making it the prime location to protect, display and marvel these beautiful creatures and plants, as they grow and change throughout time.
Open: Every-day 7.30AM – 6PM
Kings Park & Botanic Gardens, WA
Kings Park and Botanic Gardens, showcases amazing 360̊ views of Perth’s city centre and the iconic Swan River. The Park was established in 1895, covering 400.6-hectares; its location is of a large scale on-top of Mount Eliza. With a mixture of tranquil gardens, a rich cultural atmosphere sided with strong Nyoongar, and heritage like no other in the country, no wonder it’s such a popular location. Wildflowers pace the pathways and over 25,000 plant species are dotted over the park; ideal for strolls, plus there are multiple picnic tables and benches over the park; perfect for a family picnic.
Open: Every-day All-day
Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-Tha
The Brisbane Botanic Gardens opened in 1976, offering visitors a selection of both nature and stunning architectural structures to explore; attracting visitors from all over the world. Located at the foot of Brisbane’s tallest mountain, and only 7 kilometers from Brisbane’s CBD in Toowong, it is of course a prime location to visit and enjoy. You can take a wild ride through a whopping 56-hectares of fauna and flora with surrounding structures including the Bonsai House, The Fragrant Garden, and the Tropical Display Dome, all exhibiting thousands of unique and different plant species. Full of space to park up for the day or stretch out and relax.
Open: Every-day 8am – 5pm
Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne
The Royal Botanic Gardens located in Melbourne Victoria was founded in 1846, spanning across 38-hectares and is a home to over 50,000 plant species. The Gardens are a soothing ambience surrounded by a peaceful river which weaves throughout the park lined with tress, garden beds, lakes and lawns. These Gardens feature attractions such as The Ian Potter Foundation Children’s Garden, (which offers kids an opportunity to dig, build, imagine, and create), Guilfoyle’s Volcano (built in 1876 as a water reservoir for the park), and the Melbourne Observatory (which has sliding domes, and is open for guided tours which let patrons observe the skies). This location is home to many plant collections, including the Australian Forest Walk, the Arid Garden, and the Oak Collection ideal for a Sunday stroll or a midday work break.
Open: Every-day 7:30am -6:30pm
The Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney
The Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney NSW is one of Australia’s most beautiful spaces situated at Farm Cove on the Eastern fringe of the Sydney Central Business District. This Botanic Garden is heritage listed and is Australia’s oldest Botanic Gardens spreading across 30-hectares of land, officially opening in 1933. These Gardens offer an opportunity to exercise amongst the beauty of Australia’s nature or relax at the hub enjoying food, shopping, events or discover workshops of your interest. Both a recreational space and somewhere to relax on a bench or as an event venue. The Royal Sydney Botanic Garden is definitely worth visiting!
Open: Every-day 7am-8pm