Australia is a very beautiful country and we are proud of our wildlife. When you visit Australia, you must go to one of the many botanical gardens that we have. There are several in almost every state and they are all beautiful. Some of them have restaurants that are great for breakfast or lunch. Others have walking trails for the exercise junkies and others still have guided tours. We have compiled a short list of some of the gardens that we have. Make sure to visit one when you travel to Australia.
New South Wales
Glenbrook Native Plant Reserve
This is one of the smaller botanical gardens, but still beautiful. It hosts native Australian plants and has an education center for visitors.
Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney
This is a major botanical garden of Australia and has been around since 1816. This makes it the oldest scientific institution in Australia. The gardens are open every day of the year and require no entry fee.
Alice Springs Desert Park
This is an environmental education facility and hosts native animals and plants of the desert environments in Australia. The natives, the Arrernte people, used to be the traditional owners of the park and it is very important to them.
Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mount Coot-tha
Previously known as the Mount Coot-tha Botanic Gardens, these gardens can be found near the Brisbane CBD. It has many great features including a Japanese garden, bonsai house, exotic rainforest, lagoon and bamboo grove, and the National Freedom Wall.
Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens
These gardens are found in Benowa, Gold Coast. The gardens host many different plants, vegetables, and herbs and are a great learning center. It is ideal for school field trips.
Queens Gardens, Townsville
This is a heritage-listed botanical garden. These gardens have special features like mazes, the Events Lawn, beautiful old trees, and a stunning rose garden.
Wilson Botanic Garden
These gardens are located in Berwick and have two lakes. It originally belonged to the Wilson family who donated the land to the community.
This is by no means an extensive list of gardens. You can visit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_botanical_gardens_in_Australia for more botanical gardens in every state of Australia.