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.
In 1848 Charles Moore is taking the roll of the director of the Botanic Gardens. He occupies this post for the next 48 years (1848–96). 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.
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 ...
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.
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.