Wagga Wagga Botanic Gardens

Wagga Wagga Botanic Gardens

The Stunning Botanic Gardens...

The city is renowned for its stunning parks and award-winning gardens. The Botanic Gardens is a must-see with its 20 hectares of themed garden beds, mini zoo, free flight aviary, children and adventure playgrounds to suit all ages.

The miniature railway operates on the 1st & 3rd Sundays of the month. Toilets,BBQ's and picnic facilites available.

Mini Zoo hours: 9am to 4pm daily (until 5pm during Daylight Savings).

Free entry.

History

Preliminary planning of the Botanic Gardens began in 1961 with the first trees planted the following year. The work was supervised by Council’s Superintendent of Parks, Tom Wood, after whom the main drive is named.

The gardens were officially opened in August 1969 by the Director of Botanic Gardens, Adelaide, Mr T.R.R. Lothian.

In 1988, Australia’s bicentennial celebrations acted as a catalyst for many new developments and completion of projects already underway. These included the model railway, outdoor entertainment area (music bowl), the tree chapel, fitness trail and a pedestrian bridge. The Camellia, Cactus and Shakespearian gardens were also developed during this time.

The extensive rose garden and Australian native plant section located within the Botanic Gardens formed part of the original design. An addition to the Gardens in 1995 was the Waterwise garden, which includes models demonstrating how to minimise water use.

Wagga Wagga Botanic Gardens

Phone: 1300 100 122

Address: Willians Hill, Macleay Street
Wagga Wagga New South Wales 2650

Email: Click here to send an email

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