What to do at Auburn Botanic Gardens

Auburn Botanic Gardens is a peaceful oasis located in the heart of Western Sydney. With 9.2 hectares of stunning gardens to explore, it’s one of the Western suburb’s not-so-hidden gems.

The gardens have been open to the public since 1977 and there are now a range of different areas on show. Check out the beautiful Japanese gardens which hosts its’ popular cherry blossom festival every August. There’s also the native and rainforest garden, the scented garden, and the sunken rose garden.

But there are not just gardens to see here – you can also make some furry friends. The on-site fauna reserve is home to kangaroos, wallabies, emus, geese and a wombat. There’s also a playground and a number of picnic areas to have lunch. It’s a fantastic place to discover with the family on any weekend.

After you’ve checked out the gardens, be sure to stop by the Peacock Gallery and Art Studios which is located just across the road. There’s a range of exhibitions that take place there during the year, showcasing many different local artists, so there’s always something new to see. Keep an eye out for workshops that are run alongside the exhibitions, or stop by on Sundays to make your own artwork, guided by one of the friendly gallery staff.