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Sydney’s Royal Botanic Gardens boast an exceptional location: east of the Opera House and overlooking the Harbour Bridge. The gardens offer a beautiful nature setting. Nearby you will also find Farm Cove, the first farm on Australian soil. This is a wonderful spot for a relaxing outing and to learn more about Australian flora.
The gardens are the oldest scientific institute on this continent. Founded in 1816, the gardens house a great collection of wonderful biodiversity. Two centuries ago, settlers planted Australia’s first European vegetable garden at this very location. In the early days, the gardens played an important role in acclimatising new plants that were brought to this continent. Today, visitors can enjoy a collection with more than a million varieties, some even dating back to the period of the first settlers.