Auburn Botanic Gardens

Auburn Botanic Gardens offer a beautiful digression from urban life

Japanese Garden at the Auburn Botancial Gardens
Japanese Garden at the Auburn Botancial Gardens cc licensed photo by aussiegall

Auburn Botanic Garden features 24 acres of dazzling gardens divided into several different themes. Having an abundance of plants and animals, the Garden is sure to please the nature lover in you.

You and your camera will be happy as you explore the various gardens that make up the Auburn Botanic Garden. Visitors will be delighted by the Japanese Garden, the Scented Garden and the Sunken Rose Garden. There is also the Native and Rainforest Garden, the Fauna Reserve populated with indigenous plants and animals, and an Aviary populated with birds, both native and from Asia.

In addition to these beautiful gardens, you can enjoy the current exhibition at the Peacock Gallery and Arts Studio also located at the Garden. There is no additional charge for this.

The Garden draws pretty big crowds on the weekends, so, if you can manage to visit on a weekday, it may be more pleasant.

Nearby attractions include Sydney Olympic Park and Parramatta Park / Old Government House.

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: Free on weekdays; a nominal fee is charged on weekends and during the Cherry Blossom & Autumn Colours festivals - see official website for current rate.

Open Now

Hours This Week:
  • Monday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Thursday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sunday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Address: Chisholm Rd &, Chiswick Rd, Auburn NSW 2144, Australia

Phone: (02) 8757 9000

Official Website: Auburn Botanic Gardens


Train Line Nearest Station Walking Time
T1 or T2Central30 Minutes or Bus + 5 Minutes
T2Circular Quay, Wynyard, Town Hall30 Minutes or Bus + 5 Minutes

How to get to Auburn Botanic Gardens by Train

By Train and Bus: Take a T2 Inner West and South Line from Circular Quay, Wynyard, Town Hall or Central Station or the T1 Western Line from Central Station. Make sure you board a train that is goes to Auburn Station without transfering, as that will give you the shortest overall travel time. Exit to the west side of Auburn Station; and walk south on South Parkade continuing on Auburn Road then left (west) on Chiswick Place (30 minutes). This is a relatively long walk so you may want to catch the 909 Bankstown Bus to Cumberland Road near Chiswick Road and walk west four blocks to the Gardens, however keep in mind the buses only run every 30 minutes (60 minutes on Sundays).

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Rated 4.3 out of 5Auburn Botanic Gardens Star Rating

5 Star Rating Could use more ducks but I still liked it. Beautiful place to take a stroll in and contemplate where you are in life and how your career has ended up here and when to make your next move and where to go. But I digress. It's a stunning bit of nature in the middle of a busy city. Definitely worth visiting.

Tom H - 6 days ago

5 Star Rating Beautiful garden inside the city. Even though I have heard about it, it is only until recently that I went there. It was absolutely worth it. It is great fun if you have kids. Very calm and serene place with water and wild life ( read friendly Peacock) just surrounding us. Beautiful and well maintained garden is an absolutely treat. Mini zoo was worth as well. A great way to relax and spend your day. Just note that there is an entry fee and there are no shops inside.

Anoop Nair - 10 days ago

5 Star Rating Great place to visit and admire the Japanese inspired gardens and ponds/lakes. They also have Australian native animals in enclosures and lots more. Parking is available as are picnic shelters and toilets. No hills to navigate so because it's flat it would be suitable for people in wheelchairs. Much of it is partly shaded/not all full sun. Council website would have more details. In a word - well done & lovely to walk around.

Bidhan Ghimire - 22 days ago

5 Star Rating It is a lovely garden with community area for BBQ and picnic. Many BBQ stoves are provided and there are located outside the garden. There is an entrance fee to the garden and I find the fee worth it. It has a petting zoo and the Japanese garden is just simply beautiful. The landscape makes you feel as though you're in Japan ! Do visit if you have the opportunity.

Su-Anne Foo - 26 days ago

4 Star Rating The place is quite good but crowded at weekends, though there are many BBQ stations you may not get free to use sometimes. Flora and Faunas with animals are really impressive. If you going do not forgot take a cycle and a ride along with Duck River will give you a really good feeling.

Madan Mani Adhikary - 2 months ago


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