Auburn Botanic Gardens, Auburn

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The Gardens have become a popular venue for events, filming and photography. Note: bookings in advance are essential and fees apply - this is regardless of whether a fee for service is given or received.

The original concept and design of the Auburn Botanic Gardens is credited to Council’s Engineer and Town Planner Mr Eric Black.

The Gardens were officially opened on the 11 September 1977 by His Excellency the Governor of NSW, Sir Roden Cutler, and the Avenue of Remembrance was opened by the Hon Michael Cleary on 12 September 1987.

The Avenue of Remembrance

Two plaques, located at the northern end of the Avenue, commemorate:

The part played by the Australian Government in the development of the Gardens and in particular the role played by the Hon Tom Uren

Victory in the Pacific in 1945 and the servicemen, women and civilians who gave service to our homeland in Australia’s hour of need

The Aviary

The Auburn Aviary was added and officially opened on 5 December 1988 by the Hon Gary West. The Aviary was supported as a Bicentennial Project by the Commonwealth Government.

Other features

The Fauna Reserve opened in 1994 and the equal access playground, a project supported by the Commonwealth Government, was officially opened by the Member for Reid, Laurie Ferguson MP on 28 May 2001.
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  • This place is great during the week if you want to spend some time in nature. During the weekends it can get busy and its hard to find parking The entry is no more than $4 for non locals and totally f...  more »
  • If you're out west, be sure to check out the Auburn Botanical Gardens to while a way a few hours. These gardens are a good size and the Japanese Gardens were a highlight for me. Beautiful ponds and br...  more »
  • The Japanese gardens were very nice. It is pretty small, but definitely was worth going. The garden was very photogenic and a lot of different places to get a nice shot. Unfortunately there was a lot of people at the time we went so hard to get the perfect shot. Would recommend for a date or even engagement photos!
  • Beautiful gardens boasting waterfall, lake and cherry blossom trees. Several peafowl roam the grounds with spectacular display. Furthermore, you can encounter native Australian wildlife including emus, wallabies and kangaroos. The gardens are peaceful and a great place to relax, take photos or enjoy a picnic lunch.

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