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Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens

brief history ...

The Royal Botanic Gardens were founded in 1816 by the Governor Macquarie. First Colonial Botanist was appointed in 1817 in the person of Charles Fraser.

Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens
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In 1848 Charles Moore is taking the roll of the director of the Botanic Gardens. He occupies this post for the next 48 years (184896). Under his direction the Botanic Gardens are modernized developed in the form we see today.

In 1990 the Tropical Centre glasshouses was opened to the public.

Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens
©2006 Gabriel Ditu

In 2003 the business name of the organisation was changed from the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney to the Botanic Gardens Trust.

Trivia: The Royal Botanic Gardens are the oldest scientific institution in Australia.

tourist information ...

Sydney Royal Botanic Garden - Glasshouse
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How to get there
The Royal Botanic Gardens are easily accessed from Circular Quay train station (5-10min walk). Buses and ferries are stopping at Circular Quay too. See map.

Contact details:
Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney NSW 2000
Ph: 02 9231 8111
Web Site: Royal Botanic Garden

Hours of Operation:
The Royal Botanic Garden and Domain are open 24 hours a day every day of the year, and entry is free*. See Royal Botanic Garden for more up to date informations.

(*) except for special or ticketed events.
26 March
1984 - The $100 note was put into circulation, Douglas Mawson and John Tebbutt were illustrated on the note.

2006 - The 2006 Commonwealth Games held in Melbourne close, Australia wins 84 gold, 69 silver and 68 bronze medals.
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