Royal Botanic Garden & Nearby │Sydney
The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, is a major botanical garden located in the heart of Sydney, Australia. It was a pleasant suprise to discover that we were able to walk here from our hotel. Along the way we walked through Embarkment Park│Potts Point, naval ships, and even stopped for a pie at Harry’s Cafe de Wheels. Situated immediately southeast of the Sydney Opera House and curved around Farm Cove, the gardens occupy 74 acres, and is bordered by Sydney Harbour to the north.
“Opened in 1816, the garden is the oldest scientific institution in Australia and one of the most important historic botanical institutions in the world. It is open every day of the year and access is free. Its stunning position on Sydney Harbour and immediately adjacent to the Sydney central business district, the Sydney Opera House and the large public parklands of The Domain ensure it is one of the most visited attractions in Sydney.” – Source of Quote
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We didn’t spent too much time exploring the gardens in great detail. In fact, we walked through some parts of it, but spent most of our time along the coast. Above is an amazing aerial shot of the Royal Botanic Garden. Before we reached the garden, we walked by the pier that you see on the very left hand side of the image above.
Along the above mentioned pier were a number of pieces of artwork up on display. This was an interesting walk for us, and thankfully, it wasn’t as sweltering as it was when we first arrived in Sydney.
Above, Gillie and Marc is the creation of Gillian Schattner and Marc Schatter, Sydney-based Australian contemporary artists who have worked side by side for over 25 years. The husband and wife team promote themselves with the sculptural characters, Rabbitgirl and Dogman.
Another wonderful afternoon spent strolling around Sydney!