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Mount Annan Botanic Garden

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Location: 57km southwest of Sydney

With more than 410 hectares of land, the Mount Annan Botanic Garden is easily the largest botanic garden in Australia. Once a grazing farmland, the Royal Botanic Garden acquired the land after 1984 and made the first plantings a year later. Three years later, the garden first opened its gates to the public.

The garden is intended to show the diversity and colorful native flora and fauna of Australia. It has over 25,000 known plant species and promises to please any visitors. A Visitor Centre and Garden Shop is available to the public and they include plants which you can purchase as well as a cafe.

Picnic facilities are also available to the public with some areas designated with free gas barbecue. A walking track is also provided for those who wish to explore the garden to its fullest. In March, the garden hopes to attract walkers from all over Australia as well as across the world to a Challenge Walk.

The Mount Annan Botanic Garden has a number of garden available to the public viewing such as the Banksia Garden, Bottlebrush Garden, Terrance Garden and many others.

TIP: Like many of the gardens around the world, they are designed to inform and teach the public about the importance of preserving and maintaining native flora and fauna. Do not attempt to pick any of the flowers or plants even though they may look tempting. Plants can be purchased at the Garden Shop.

If you explore the garden, wear comfortable shoes (sneakers or boots), a hat, sunglasses and sun block. It is advisable to go shortly after 10am and after 2pm when the sun is at its least hottest.

To get to the garden by car, take the F5 Motorway until you reach the Camden exit. Take the exit in the direction of Camden following Narellan Road. Turn off this road after 1km onto Mount Annan Drive. Follow the signs to the entrance.

To go via public transport, catch the bus that run between Campbelltown railway station and Camden via Mount Annan.

Check List:

  1. Guided Tours: Tours are available (choice of bus or walk) through bookings and reservations.
  2. Opening Hours: April to September (10am to 4pm), October to March (10am to 6pm) and closes on Christmas Day.
  3. There is an entry charge depending on the vehicle you bring in. Car and motorbikes ($5), minibus ($20), coach ($50), cyclists and pedestrians ($2)
  4. Pets are not allowed in the garden.

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