Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Day 2867 - Wellness Wednesday - The Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney

Part three of the Scenic Walk Series



Today for our Wellness Wednesday I thought we'd take a wander around the Royal Botanic Garden in Sydney.

I always knew it existed, and I've even been to a wedding there, but it never occurred to me that it would be a great place for a solid "let's get fit" walk until I attended a PR breakfast there a couple of weeks ago and saw just how grand it actually is.



After the PR event and my other Sydney commitments, I returned to the Botanic Garden that arvo for a scenic walk with views of Sydney Harbour.

It's incredible just how many pockets of lush green and sparkling blue can be found in Australia's most recognised city.  This garden is literally a stones throw from the CBD, yet when you are there you feel nothing but fresh air and the kind of freedom that only flora can give.















The Royal Botanic Garden in Sydney is 30 hectares of trees, grass, paths, glasshouses, historic buildings and gardens right in the heart of the city.

The Royal Botanic Garden is wrapped around Farm Cove on the edge of Sydney Harbour.

According to Sydney.Com "Established in 1816 , it is the oldest scientific institution in the country and is home to an outstanding collection of plants from Australia and overseas."

There are free guided walks around the garden every day from 10.30am leaving from the Garden Shop.  Or you can take a wander on your own up and down the many paths and across the lovely lawns.

For a fuller walk you can walk from the garden, to the Opera House and back, or even do the loop from the  Art Gallery of NSW around through the garden, up around Mrs Macquarie's Chair, down beside Woolloomooloo/Potts Point and back to the Art Gallery.



There is plenty of metred parking around the garden along Mrs Macquarie's Road and it costs around $7 an hour (from memory) or you can park in the Domain Car Park for $10 flat rate on weekends or $19 flat rate per week day if you enter before 9.30am.  Normal city hourly charges apply for times outside the flat rate option.  2-3 hours is $36.00 and it increases from there. 


Have you been to the Royal Botanic Garden in Sydney?

What scenic walks have you been on recently?

1 comment :

  1. It was so horribly hot when we were in Sydney in February that unfortunately we didn't make it to the gardens this time around. Next time! Have a wonderful week and thank you for stopping by my blog last week.

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