Royal Botanic Garden

Royal Botanic Garden

Royal Botanic Garden and The Domain

Around 3 million people pass through the gates of the Royal Botanic Garden every year, and just over half of these are international visitors.

The garden proudly sits in the heart of central Sydney’s cultural district, with art galleries, museums and performing arts spaces a short stroll away. The garden is among the few destinations that can count the Sydney Opera House as a neighbour. 

Located to the east of the city centre, the public space extends from St Marys Road to Sydney Harbour. It is easy to immerse yourself in more than 65 hectares of its landscaped beauty. The Royal Botanic Garden and The Domain are on the state heritage register.

Several immaculately designed and themed gardens make up the area and these are interconnected by a network of paths. Flowers, plants and trees from all over the world are showcased, with an emphasis on Australian and south Pacific greenery.

You have all day to leisurely make your way around the garden, but if you would like a guide by a friend of the garden, free guided tours take place daily at 10.30am. Guided tours take around 90 minutes.

Adjacent to the garden is The Domain. The public park is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It hosts some of Australia’s most popular events, including Carols in the Domain, the Homebake music festival and the Tropfest short film festival.

Martin Place train station is nearby and Circular Quay is a pleasant walk to the area. You can also catch the 441, 200 or Sydney Explorer bus to the garden. Car parking is available at The Domain.

Gates for the garden open from 7am to 8pm in summer. Please check with the official site for specific times. Cafes and a restaurant can be found within the grounds. The garden is accessible and entry is free.


The Royal Botanic Garden and Domain Trust
Mrs Macquaries Road
Sydney NSW 2000

The Royal Botanic Garden and Domain Trust

Last updated: Friday, 28 December 2018