Darwin Sights

George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens

  • Gardens Rd. at Geranium St. Map It
  • Mindil Beach
  • Garden/Arboretum

Published 07/22/2015

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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.

Sight Information


Gardens Rd. at Geranium St., Darwin, Northern Territory, 0800, Australia

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Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Geranium St. gates daily 7 am–7 pm, Gardens Rd. gates daily 7 am–7 pm; information center daily 8 am–4 pm

Published 07/22/2015


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