Auburn Botanical Gardens

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Auburn Botanical Gardens
Auburn Botanical Gardens

About the Auburn Botanical Gardens

Auburn Botanic Gardens were opened officially by the Governor of NSW Sir Roden Cuttler on September 11, 1977.

Auburn Botanic Gardens are divided into eight sections:

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;
Aviary and
Fauna reserve.

Main Address:
Auburn Botanical Gardens
Cnr. Chisolm and Chiswick Roads
NSW 2144 Australia

Telephone: 02 9735 1222
Fax: 02 9643 1120
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Auburn City Council
    Curator's Name: Greg Hodges
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Greg Hodges
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 8
    Educational Staff Number: 1
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number: 1

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Municipal: Yes
  • Date founded: 1977
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 2 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 7 Hectares
  • Total Area: 9 Hectares
    Latitude: -33.8583495
    Longitude: 151.0169354
    Annual Rainfall: 1100 mm
    Altitude: 30.00 Metres
    Total area of glasshouses: 80 Metres
    Total area of shadehouses: 600 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: Auburn Botanic Gardens
  • Local Address: Cnr Chiswick and Chisholm Rds, Auburn
  • Locality: City: Sydney
  • Locality: State: NSW

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: No
    Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 9
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: No
    Seed Bank: No
    Published Plant Catalogue: No
    Computer Plant Record System: No
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: No
    Retail Outlet: Shop: No
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: No
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 75000
    Number of Volunteers: 3

Plant Collections

  • Invasive Species Monitoring: No
    Invasive Species Policy: No
    ABS Policy: No
    Plant Collection Policy: No

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Yes
    Medicinal Plant Programme: No
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: No
    Reintroduction Programme: No

Research Programmes

Education Programmes

  • Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Courses for School Children: Yes
    Courses for University/College Students: No
    Courses for General Public: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes