Some of the things you can see in the garden include:
Cadi Jam Ora: First Encounters. A garden display that
tells the story of the Cadigal people, the traditional Aboriginal
owners of the Sydney city area, and features plants that originally
grew on the site of the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney.
Choragic Monument. Carved (1870) in sandstone by Walter
McGill, this Choragic Monument of Lysicrates is a scaled down
replica of the original, erected in Athens in 334 BC.
Henry Kendall Memorial.
Herb Garden. Herbs from around the world used for a
variety of culinary, aromatic and medicinal purposes. See a sensory
fountain and sundial modelled on the celestial sphere are also
Government House Grounds. Formal grounds of sweeping
annual displays, manicured lawns and larger scale shrub plantings.
The HSBC Oriental Garden. Plants from warm-temperate and
sub-tropical areas of China, Japan and Vietnam.
Macquarie Wall. Only a small section of the wall remains
of this 290-metre long wall intended to separate the convict domain
from the town’s "respectable class of inhabitants".
Mrs Macquaries Chair. A carved rock ledge seat where the
Governor’s wife, Elizabeth Macquarie liked to sit and watch the
National Herbarium of NSW. The Garden’s scientific heart,
which contains over one million specimens of preserved plant
material, including some collected by Joseph Banks on Captain Cook’s
voyage to Australia in 1770.
Palm Grove. Established about 1853, this is one of the
world’s finest collections of palms, including some of the Gardens'
Rare and Threatened Plants of the World. Features plants
from around the world that are rare or on the brink of extinction!
Rose Garden. Inspiration to centuries of poets, writers
and lovers, spend a summer day in the rose garden.
Succulent Garden. See a desert landscapes and experience
the bizarre shapes of arid-adapted plants.
The Sydney Fernery. What makes ferns different from other
plants? Find out where they grow.
Sydney Tropical Centre. Exotic plants from misty mountains
and lowland forest. Discover the wonders of the tropical ecosystems.
The Wollemi Pine. One of the world's rarest plants with
only 38 known adult trees growing in the Blue Mountains of New South
Wales. Come see the first specimen ever planted out!
Visitor Centre: includes the restaurant/cafe, gardens shop,
education display. There are also guided tours.