Monday, July 4, 2016

Day 2454 - The Botanic Gardens, Bateman's Bay

Looking for a great kids park at the coast?

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.

Do you have a botanic gardens near you?

What great BBQ spots have you discovered lately? 


  1. That looks like a great park! We have family from ACT and family who live in Bega this would be a good meeting point for a family get together. Thanks for this Leanne.

    1. Great spot! Especially if you get a blue sky day. The BBQ area was great. There's even room for a game of cricket!

  2. Looks like a lovely spot for a picnic.

  3. Looks like a lovely spot for a picnic.

  4. Love the look of that playground- oh and the gardens looked beautiful too!

  5. I love botanical gardens. I wouldn't be able to tell you what the difference between a tree and another tree is, but they're such accessible places to go for a wander in nature.

  6. I am pleased you found this 'new to you' place. I think that sometimes we just drive on past landmarks and other places without stopping because we are destination centred. I found the beautiful park in the middle of Orange 2 years ago and enjoyed walking around it with my camera and yet for years when we lived outback, we would have driven past I don't know how many times!! Denyse #teamIBOT

  7. What a gorgeous little spot! We hibernate during winter, but once the sun comes out again we seek spots like these often by the beach xx

  8. I can't even believe what a fabulous glamping location that is. Your backyard escape was totally perfect!I hope that you are having a great time – can’t wait to hear about your adventures!

  9. Many thanks for article.
    I thinks you are having a great time.
    I love botanical gardens.


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