Sydney’s the Royal Botanic Garden is one of the major botanical gardens. Located in the heart of Sydney, Australia this garden is the oldest scientific institution. Not only for Australians it’s a significant historic botanical institution in the world. Opened in 1816, the garden opens every day throughout the year with free access. Sydney Harbour and immediately adjacent to the Sydney central business district, the Sydney Opera House and the large public parklands of The Domain makes the Royal Botanic Garden one of the most visited places in Australia.
The garden is in 30 hectares or 74 acres of land, that forms a large natural amphitheater where one can spend a whole day. Wrapped around and sloping down towards the ‘stage’ of Farm Cove it offers spectacular sea view with various water activities. The garden is divided into four major parts named as the Lower Gardens, the Middle Gardens, the Palace Gardens and the Bennelong precinct. In these four major precincts, there are many smaller gardens and features with large amounts of lightly wooded lawn areas that provide a simply the best atmosphere for visitors. At the middle of the four precincts, there is Palm Grove Centre with restaurant, cafe, visitors center and bookshop for the visitors.
The lower gardens feature the Band Lawn, the main Ponds, the HSBC Oriental Garden, the Yurong, Victoria Lodge, Henry Lawson Gates and the Maiden Pavilion.