I discovered the Royal Botanic Gardens completely by accident. It is a definitely a large tract of land in the heart of Sydney’s central business district, adjacent to the Sydney Opera House. I’ve been here a couple of times over the course of my stay in the city.
Botanical Gardens and city parks are the quintessential lifeblood of any city. You see a lot of people visiting these type of places for any number of reasons. The Royal Botanic Gardens is no exception. It was nice to be here during my stay in Sydney, often a focus point of finding my way back to my hotel, as it was generally nearby when I went discovering and exploring, being out and about. During my time here at the Royal Botanic Gardens, it seemed to lack a certain lush vegetation vibe that seem to be the polar opposite of Hyde Park. Although very scenic and beautifully orchestrated to highlight to visitors – like myself, and residents, the Royal Botanic Gardens is an breath of fresh air and that life is definitely beautiful – in more ways than one. I found myself spending time here a couple of times, just because I wanted to get out of the hotel and be out. Once, I spent the time playing Pokémon Go here, people watching, enjoying the beauty that is the Royal Botanic Gardens. The other time was when it was the site of the 2018 Sydney Running Festival, where they set up post race amenities for all runners who finished the marathon, half marathon, family fun run, and the bridge run 10km. I’d suspect that they use part of the Royal Botanic Gardens each year for this event.
The overall experience here at the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney is good and amazing. Any green space within a city is definitely an oasis and an escape from the world around us. Nature and the vegetation always seems to have a calming effect on the human psyche. While there seems to be a lack of lush vegetation, the Royal Botanic Gardens has its share of trees scattered throughout the property. It’s just not lush like how you’d imagine a jungle feeling would be. Still, it was nice to be here. The Royal Botanical Gardens is centrally located in striking distance from the famed Opera House. It is located on Macquarie Street. The Royal Botanical Gardens is ideally suited for anyone: for residents and visitors alike to enjoy. There is no admission fee required! Yay! That’s awesome and fun for anyone who wants to explore without having to pay a fee for its use. There are a few places to sit and relax. The shade from the tree canopy provides relief from the heat of the day was great, considering the Sydney in the spring time doesn’t get too hot, but it helps to keep cool. For the most part though, Parking options can be tough, since there really isn’t any parking lots or parking garages nearby to I don’t know about.
Street parking is a given for your best bet. It’s nice to see many people from all walks of Sydney life to come here to the Royal Botanical Gardens. Just the inclusive ambiance that the gardens provides becomes and intrinsic part of the city’s welcoming vibe. I imagine events are held here throughout the year, while private events fo hire can also be arranged. I even saw walking tours being conducted too while I was browsing through the area on one occasion. For the most part though, the Royal Botanical Gardens Sydney makes any trip to Sydney a pleasurable one. While it is probably isn’t on most travel or tourism’s top 10 list, it was one of my stops during my stay in Sydney’s urban core. The best part was that the Gardens itself was basically nearby from my hotel. The benches were nice to sit on and always nice to people watch when you have nothing better to do. If you find yourself in Sydney and love nature, consider coming here to the Royal Botanical Gardens Sydney. It’s one of the things I’ve come to love about Sydney. I would recommend it. It makes you feel like a local rather than a resident.
5.0 stars for the overall experience. Quiet ambiance with sometimes hearing kids playing makes me smile. Families together on any given day helps society for the better.
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