The Australian Inland Botanic Gardens is a botanical garden in the Australian state of New South Wales located within The Mallee and the Sunraysia regions. It is located on River Road in Wentworth Shire's Mourquong 5km northwest of Buronga. The regional city of Mildura, Victoria is located nearby, across the Mildura/Buronga George Chaffey Bridge. AIBG is the Southern Hemisphere's first semi-arid botanical gardens. Its specialization in arid-adapted species is unique among New South Wales and Victoria botanic gardens.To visit Australian Inland Botanic Gardens on your holiday in New South Wales, and find out what else New South Wales has to offer, use our New South Wales attractions planner .
Scientists at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) are credited with the idea to form the gardens and the inaugural meeting of the Garden's Steering Committee met in 1983. Five years later, the land, previously used as a sheep grazing property, was acquired as a donation to the community. The volunteer group, Friends of the Australian Inland Botanic Gardens, was also developed in 1988. In 1989, AIBG was established. John Wrigley, inaugural Director of the Australian National Botanic Gardens, drew up the master plan.
Australian Inland Botanic Gardens Reviews
Really good place to visit. Heritage and nature. Many short walks and a driving circuit as well. Dog friendly. Cafe on site with snacks and light lunch. All volunteer run. Free entry but donations enc... more »
This botanic garden has many Mallee and desert plants. It shows the harsh climate they survive in contrasted with a section on European plants, including roses and lawn. Well worth the visit more »
These gardens are open very early in the morning so good for an instructive walk before it gets too hot in the summer. The gardens cover a large area but rose garden and signed walk near cafe (open later) are worth visiting for a contrast of vegetation. Maps are available.
The gardens are beautiful, well designed and large. The Rose Garden has the roses growing in colour groups. It is easy to walk around these gardens and each is well marked. The gardens are busy on Saturdays with a train around the gardens and a coffee shop open.
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