Darwin Sights


George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens

George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens Review

First planted in 1886 and largely destroyed by Cyclone Tracy, the 92-acre site today displays rain forest, mangroves, and open woodland environments. There are more than 450 species of palms growing in the gardens. A popular walk takes visitors on a self-guided tour of plants Aborigines used for medicinal purposes. The Children's Evolutionary Playground is an award-winning playground that traces the changes in plant groups through time, while the plant display house has tropical ferns, orchids, and other exotic plants.

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  • Address: Gardens Rd. at Geranium St., Mindil Beach, Darwin, NT, 0800 | Map It
  • Phone: 08/8981–1958
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: Geranium St. gates daily 7 am–7 pm, Gardens Rd. gates daily 7 am–7 pm; information center daily 8 am–4 pm
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  • Location: Around Darwin
Updated: 01-15-2014

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