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Darwin Botanic Gardens

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Address: Gardens Road, Darwin, Northern Territory 0820, Australia
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+61 8 8947 2145
07:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 19:00

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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A beautiful place to visit

Be sure to stop in at this beautiful botanical gardens. A great way to spend a morning or afternoon.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Perth, Australia
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Darwin, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

About what you'd expect from a Darwin attraction, half assed. Nice for something to do though, especially if you're from out of town to see some tropical species

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GBDBG, Public Relations Manager at Darwin Botanic Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you Someholidayguy for your review! We are continuously working on improving the Gardens which is why we value all feedback and suggestions. Please let our Visitor Services Officer, Helen Panatos, know what we could do better on 8999 4418. More 

Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Be sure to stop in at this beautiful botanical gardens. A great way to spend a morning or afternoon.

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We made a 45-minute stop at the garden and were quite impressed with the beauty and variety of plants. We would have liked to see the fountain--perhaps post a schedule? The rainforest is under renovation-making it even better for future visitors. A favorite for our group was the cannonball tree!

Thank 262DianeV2014
GBDBG, Public Relations Manager at Darwin Botanic Gardens, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback 62DianeV2014! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the Gardens. There is sign with the schedule for the fountain times but seeing as you didn't come across it, we might have to rethink its positioning. The canonball tree is often mentioned as a highlight which is why we are working hard on... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A simple place for the local to do walking or jogging. It a nice quite place to visit and there is a cafe open until late lunch.

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very good garden. Trees and plants are well labeled. The trails are well maintained the plant displays are in very good condition. The collection of vegetation in the gardens is representative of the plants in Australia and in this climatic region. The bird life is also a plus. The fake carpet snake is a bit of a... More 

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GBDBG, Public Relations Manager at Darwin Botanic Gardens, responded to this review

Hello woodmister, Thank you for your positive review and the feedback. We value any opportunity to improve our presentation and offers. At the moment, there are guided Segway Tours available but our goal is to provide regular guided walking tours as well, starting this year- so stay tuned! More 

Nowra, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

Lovely way to spend a day Wide variety of gardens Great walking tracks Nice cafe Plenty of parking Close proximity to city centre Worth a visit for those who love botanical gardens

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Darwin River, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Love exploring with my 2 children. We loved a wet muddy day tracking down the Brownie toadstool 🤗. Playground is fun and encourages imaginative play in natural but safe surrounds. Love sailing boats on the creek when water flowing

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Phoenix, Arizona, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Beautiful gardens. You need a good two hours to see all of the gardens. January is still the wet season so still hot and humid! Definitely worth the trip and time to walk around. Take plenty of water with you though

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Darwin, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Gardens are great, with a cafe and lots of walking paths.. See if you can spot the ceramic snakes in the trees. Lots of unique and different plants and don't forget the green house up the top of the hill. Great spot for a picnic with kids. Playground is excellent.

Thank Shaz1000
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

The Botanical gardens have come along way from when we first came to Darwin in 2010 & its now in excellent condition. My girl friends and my family have actually stopped going due to so many Dogs wondering without a lead. Our Dog has always been on his lead in the Botanics & in public places but has been attacked... More 

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GBDBG, Public Relations Manager at Darwin Botanic Gardens, responded to this review

Dear Cardsdarwin, Thank you for your comments! We appreciate all feedback that helps us improve your experience as a a visitor to the Gardens. At present, the policy is to allow dogs off the lead, provided they are kept under control. We will take your comments into consideration should the opportunity arise to review the policy. In the meantime, if... More 

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