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The Garden & Domain
Welcome to the Royal Botanic Garden, an oasis of 30 hectares in the heart of the city. Wrapped around Farm Cove at the edge of Sydney Harbour, the Royal Botanic Garden occupies one of Sydney's most spectacular positions. Established in 1816, our organisation is the oldest scientific institution in the country and home to an outstanding collection of plants from Australia and overseas.
The Domain surrounds the Royal Botanic Garden. In colonial times this land was the Governor’s buffer of privacy between his residence and the penal colony. Roads and paths were constructed through the Domain by 1831 to allow public access. Since that time it has remained a place for the people.
Why not visit one of our other two botanic gardens?