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Auburn Botanic Gardens



The Auburn Botanic Gardens is a place of natural beauty where people can learn more about horticulture, birds and native animals. The Gardens cover 9.2 hectares of lush parkland and since 1977 have hosted thousands of group excursions and hundreds of wedding and civil ceremonies.
The Gardens also host two important festivals each year. These are:
  • The Autumn Colours Festival in late May
  • The Cherry Blossom Festival in mid to late August

General Information

Organised Events

If you are considering the Auburn Botanic Gardens as the venue for your excursion, wedding or civil ceremony, wedding photography, organised filming or still photography why not visit the Gardens to see which section would be best suited to you needs.
Several sections within the Gardens are suitable for hire for organised events and or photography.
Bookings are essential. If you don’t have a booking you will not be permitted entry.
Council requires two weeks to process applications so apply early. If not, you run the risk of the section, date and time not being available. If you apply with less than two weeks to the date of the event, Council may not be able to process your application.
For more information or to check availability please contact Council’s Recreational Bookings Coordinator on (02) 9735 1222 or at

Sections within the Gardens

The Auburn Botanic Gardens contains many attractive features including:

Outside the Gardens but in the same area (precinct) are:

Getting To the Gardens

The Auburn Botanic Gardens is located on the corner of Chisholm and Chiswick Roads in Auburn.

Check Trip Planner for information on bus and train travel. From Auburn Train Station the 909 bus will take you to nearby Cumberland Road.

Opening Times

During Daylight Saving (5th October 2014 to 5th April 2015)

  • Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm (the last hire period ends at 4.30pm)
  • Saturday and Sunday 9.00am to 6.00pm (the last hire period ends at 5.30pm)

During the Rest of the Year

  • 9.00am to 5.00pm every day of the week (the last hire period ends at 4.30pm)

General Visit Entry Charges

Auburn residents

Free – proof of residency is required

Children & young people under 16 

Free – must be accompanied by an adult

Non-Auburn residents    

$4 at weekends and during school and public holidays  
$5 during Cherry Blossom & Autumn Colours festivals
Free all other times

Car Parking

There’s plenty of free parking at the Auburn Botanic Gardens. Visitors are requested to ensure they only park in designated parking areas. Numerous spaces are reserved for people with disabilities.


All sections in the Gardens are wheelchair accessible. On weekdays, small mini buses transporting elderly or disabled visitors can enter the Gardens through the Avenue of Remembrance and park near the Equal Access Playground.

Events including Civil/ Wedding Ceremonies, Naming Ceremonies, Renewal of Vows Ceremonies Engagement and Wedding Photography

Answers to ‘frequently asked questions’ about events like these are available here

Information on fees and charges is available here

Application forms for organised events can be downloaded here

Organised Filming or Still Photography
The Auburn Botanic Gardens is a popular venue for organised filming and still photography. You’ll find all the information you need on the ‘frequently asked questions’ page.  
Fees and charges apply to organised filming and still photography in the Gardens regardless of whether a fee for service is given or received so read this information carefully.


    Peacock at Auburn Botanic Gardens - Click to view enlarge image
    The Botanic Gardens
    Blossoms at Auburn Botanic Gardens - Click to view enlarge image
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