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Auburn Botanic Gardens

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Auburn Botanic Gardens - Japanese lake
©2009 Ioan Ditu
Auburn Botanic Gardens were opened officially by the Governor of NSW Sir Roden Cuttler on September 11, 1977.

On 1987 a brick archway and iron gates was build at the entrance of the Avenue of Remembrance.

Auburn Botanic Gardens are divided in nine sections:

Auburn Botanic Gardens - reflection pool
Photo: Ioan Ditu
  • Japanese hill and lake;
  • Formal area, containing the reflection pool and pergola;
  • Woodland theater and billabong area;
  • Australian rainforest;
  • Australian woodlands;
  • Picnic and BBQ area;
  • Bonsai garden;
  • Aviary and
  • Fauna reserve.

Trivia: Billabong is an Australian English word used to refer to an oxbow lake, a stagnant pool of water attached to a waterway. Billabongs are usually formed when the path of a creek or river changes, leaving the former branch with a dead end. The word is derived from two Aboriginal words: "billa" meaning "creek" and "bong" meaning "dead". From Wikipedia Encyclopedia

tourist information ...

Auburn Botanic Gardens - clock
Photo: Ioan Ditu
How to get there
The gardens are located at the corner of Chisholm and Chiswick roads in Auburn. You can go by train, to Auburn Station and then walk or by bus. See map.

Contact details:
Auburn Council
Ph: (02) 9735 1222

Hours of Operation:
The gardens are open every day. There is a small fee to pay at the entrance.
01 July
1851 - Victoria becomes a separate colony.

1975 - Medibank is introduced, Australia Post and Telecom are formed from the Postmaster-General's Department.

1978 - The Northern Territory becomes self-governing.
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