Are you planning to go on a quick vacation with your beloved by your side and your kids, hoping to have the best time? Well, what’s better than heading out to Sydney, a city with so much to offer for everyone? Amongst everything the gorgeous city holds, its gardens are 100% worth visiting. With many hues, long trees, and some of the most beautiful flowers, every garden here is a callout for all nature lovers. Here’s a list of five gardens that you have to spend some time at when in town.
Royal Botanic Garden of Sydney Gardens
We all know what Sydney’s most famous for, that’s the Opera House. Royal Botanic Garden is one of the closest gardens to this wonder. Just a few feet away from the entrance of the Opera House, you can enjoy nature and this spectacular creation at the same time. In addition to that, this garden is also the oldest botanical garden in the city and the oldest scientific institution in the entire country. It holds more than 30K plants and trees from around 75 countries in the world.
Blue Mountains Botanic Garden
The motive for establishing this garden in 1972 was to protect cool-climate flora from the heat of the city. As a UNESCO World Heritage-listed garden, this garden has a lot for you. Starting from reaching the garden, you’ll be taken on a fun ride from the Bells Line of Road. This garden also takes a completely different look every season. However, spring is the best time if you’d like to attend an exhibition of the waratah flowers.
Wendy’s Secret Garden of Sydney Gardens
When Wendy Whitely was in her dark days, she decided to clear her lawn and do some gardening. With time, her little hobby took huge turns, and now we have Wendy’s Secret Garden right in the heart of the city. Here, you’ll be fascinated by Lavender Bay and Luna Park, a theme park for your kids to enjoy. Make sure you visit the heart of this garden, the big Moreton Bay Fig tree.
Lex and Ruby Graham Garden
While you’re on a walk by the Cremorne Point, your experience will be taken up a notch by the mesmerizing beauty of Lex and Ruby Graham Gardens. This garden was established when Lex Graham found an elephant ear bulb during a morning swim and decided to plant it. Later, Lex, his partner Ruby, and their friends turned one sapling into a garden of thousands of varieties. Make sure you visit the ruby pool to see the magic happening.
Auburn Botanical Garden
On the inner west side of the city, you’ll find the Auburn Botanical Garden. Whenever a nature lover hits this place, they make sure to take a walk through the Rose Garden, Japanese Garden, and the Scented Garden. Together, they’ll soothe your heart and calm your soul. The huge range of flowers, shrubs, plants, and more will make you not want to go home. During spring, the cherry blossoms here are not to be missed. Additionally, this garden also has Taronga Zoo which houses albino wallabies, kangaroos, bettongs, wombats, and emus.