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We spend a lot of time on the NSW South Coast but this is the first time we've ever ventured into the Botanic Gardens.
Some people love plants. I mean, I do appreciate plants and I like being among them, but I'm not INTO them. I wouldn't know a ficus from a farcus or a fig from a fug.
So our little sojourn into the gardens last weekend was very new to me.
We went there not so much to look at the flora but to have a picnic in a new environment on a lovely blue sky winters day.
I wasn't disappointed.
The Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Gardens were gorgeous!
There was play equipment, giant sized musical instruments, a lovely picnic area, climbing equipment, a cubby house, walking tracks, a visitor's centre, coffee shop and more.
The Eurobodalla Botanic Gardens are just inside the Mogo State Forest and they display the flora of the NSW south coast and adjacent ranges.
It's around 6000 square kilometres of plants from sea level to sub alpine.
The gardens are also home to an array of local wildlife.
The development of the gardens commences in 1988 with development taking place over the course of the last 30 years.
Bushfires caused damage to the gardens in 1994 but development continued and the gardens were officially opened on the first day of spring 2001.
You'll find the gardens at 489 Princes Highway, Bateman's Bay. They are open Wednesday to Sunday 9am to 4pm and are open public holidays and every day during school holidays (except Christmas Day and Good Friday).
Entry is free.
For more information click here.
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