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Darwin Botanic Gardens

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Address: Gardens Road, Darwin, Northern Territory 0820, Australia
Phone Number: +61 8 8947 2145
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Take a walk through the historic Gardens and experience rainforest,...

Take a walk through the historic Gardens and experience rainforest, mangroves and open woodlands. Highlights include the waterfall, the playground with its treehouse, the cafe as well as the self-guided multimedia tree walk. Facebook: George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens.

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Came from the cooler VIC so was quite overwhelmed by the plant display. Rainforest is absolute gem, as well as Frangipani display. Do not miss the Ylang-ylang if in flowers just... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Zeljko H
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Melbourne, Australia
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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

These gardens are just incredible. Really well looked after and full of loads of the local flora and fauna. There is a jungle walk and there are a few mosquitoes so take some repellent.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came from the cooler VIC so was quite overwhelmed by the plant display. Rainforest is absolute gem, as well as Frangipani display. Do not miss the Ylang-ylang if in flowers just up on the way to permaculture gardens. Do bring a lots of water for there arent any bubblers in the gardens, even though they are labeled on the map.... More 

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Hello Zeljko H, Thank you for your great review! Some of the bubblers had to be removed due to maintenance issues and we are working on a new map to update that information. More 

Evergem, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with our three small children. Nice activity playground and good place with a bit of a breeze to help with the tropical heat. Interesting Aboriginal garden too.

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Prevessin Moens, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very nice botanic garden and there is a nice coffee shop set in a previous church.Nice walk on a warm weather day. Interesting display of native plants

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The gardens were enjoyable with plants & flowers suited to the hotter climate. The Pond & Fountain was a cool distraction on a hot day. Lovely Cafe in the grounds of the Botanic Gardens.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

These are a short bus ride from the city and about a ten minute walk from the bus stop. A walk around these well kept gardens is a lovely cool experience. There are great displays of tropical and other trees, flowering shrubs and a coastal boardwalk through mangroves. There’s a children’s playground and plenty of birdlife too. I loved the... More 

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Mansfield, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Clearly the garden team struggle to keep up with the speed at which the plants grow and die but it is the tropics and that is part of the attraction. Remember, things are done around here in "Darwin Time"!

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Spent a morning wandering through this lovely garden. Mostly trees and shrubs with many in glorious flower. Not many plants labelled. Saw my favourite African baobab and desert rose plants. The jungle is amazing. In the tree were fruit bats. The small cafe was shut early at 1pm instead of the 2pm advertised, so we could only have something small.... More 

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We always visit botanic gardens and parks wherever we stay on our travels. This particular garden is laid out in separate zones with plants and trees from a variety of areas and climates. There were some splendid specimens displayed here. The rich and diverse collection of plants attracted many interesting birds and animals, including a colony of Black Flying Foxes.... More 

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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely place for a quiet stroll with family. Dogs on leash are allowed. Several paths wind through the gardens and they are beautifully kept. Seats and grassed areas for picnics are plentiful. A lovely tranquil place, ideal to relax with family, or with a special friend.

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