Orange Botanic Gardens: Captivating All Year Round

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We recently had the pleasure of visiting, Orange Botanic Gardens, a sprawling 17-hectare natural site that showcases a captivating collection of both indigenous and exotic plants. We were visiting at the beginning of the Australia Spring, so the transition from later winter plants to emerging spring blossoms was pretty heady! We were pleasantly surprised by the expansive gardens which had sprung into spring vibrancy since a previous visit at the start of winter.

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We were visiting at the beginning of the Australia Spring, so the transition from later winter plants to emerging spring blossoms was pretty heady!

Established in honor of the Australian Bicentenary, these gardens have been flourishing since their official unveiling in 1988. The curated plantings encompass a diverse range, spanning from original native and exotic trees to innovative, newly curated displays.

Nestled within this picturesque landscape, the Orange Botanic Gardens serve as an idyllic retreat for relaxation, offering breathtaking vistas of the surrounding district. Beyond their aesthetic appeal, the gardens provide an excellent opportunity for bird enthusiasts to observe a variety of species. Families can partake in leisurely picnics and tranquil walks, creating cherished memories amidst the ever-changing beauty of Orange’s four distinct seasons.

Located at 300 Hill Street, the gardens operate from 7:30 am until dusk every day, admission to the Orange Botanic Gardens is free, ensuring easy access for all. Adjacent to the gardens, the Orange Adventure Playground awaits with its playground and BBQ facilities, augmenting the overall experience.

Off street car parking available
• Dogs on leads are permitted
• Bike riding is not permitted in the gardens
• Guided tours for large groups are available on request

Orange Botanic Gardens Website

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