The Botanic Gardens is located on the Corner of Chisholm and Chiswick Roads, Auburn.
Check Trip Planner
for information on bus and train transport.
From Auburn Station, bus number 909 will take you to Cumberland Road.
There is plenty of free parking in the Botanic Gardens precinct. Patrons are requested to ensure they park in designated parking areas.
Parking areas close to the entrance are provided for people with disabilities and wedding cars. Please do not obstruct entrances as these may be required by emergency vehicles.
People who park illegally or on grassed areas will be issued with a parking infringement notice.
All areas of the Auburn Botanical Gardens are wheelchair accessible. Small mini buses that cater for people with disabilities can enter the Gardens through the Avenue of Remembrance mid-week and park near the equal access playground. Please notify staff prior to the day of arrival to gain entry.
Hire of facilities
It is important that you take the time to view the Gardens, check the availabilities and review the information associated to your desired hire before submitting an application. In that way, you may be aware of the rules and regulations, and if your application is approved, you may avoid detrimentally affecting other users.
Application forms for organized activities such as still photography, filming, civil wedding ceremonies and or photographs
can be downloaded from the Parks & Recreation Facilities Hire
To ensure your request is handled in the most efficient way we request that you submit your completed application at least two weeks' prior to the date of the event.
Venue and Safety Information
Visiting groups such as school excursions, garden clubs, TAFE, Aged Care outing etc are responsible for ensuring that the visit is endorsed and covered by the organisations' public liability and other relevant insurance.
It is also the organiser's responsibility to ensure parental consent and other relevant insurance has been arranged if minors (persons under the age of 18) are included. The organisation is responsible for the participants at all times.
A Brief History
The original concept and design of the Auburn Botanic Gardens is credited to Council’s Engineer and Town Planner Mr Eric Black.
The Gardens were officially opened on the 11 September 1977 by His Excellency the Governor of NSW, Sir Roden Cutler, and the Avenue of Remembrance was opened by the Hon Michael Cleary on 12 September 1987.
The Avenue of Remembrance
Two plaques, located at the northern end of the Avenue, commemorate:
- The part played by the Australian Government in the development of the Gardens and in particular the role played by the Hon Tom Uren
- Victory in the Pacific in 1945 and the servicemen, women and civilians who gave service to our homeland in Australia’s hour of need
The Auburn Aviary was added and officially opened on 5 December 1988 by the Hon Gary West. The Aviary was supported as a Bicentennial Project by the Commonwealth Government.