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We’ve been indoors for several months. With recent post-lockdown freedoms, it’s time to celebrate and enjoy Sydney in all its Spring time glory! If you’re looking for things to do in Sydney this weekend, you’ve come to the right place for the most beautiful places to visit. Inspired by Sydney’s best flowers and plant life, we’ve listed our city’s best kept secrets.
Wendy’s Secret Garden At Lavender Bay
Hiding amongst the Lavender Bay Parklands, visit Wendy’s Secret Garden for peace and tranquility. Lavender Bay is part of the Lower North Shore suburbs, close to the Sydney CBD. You’ll be able to enjoy the breathtaking views of the Sydney Harbour. Planning a picnic? Entry is free, and bookings are required for any group size.
Jacarandas In McDougall St, Kirribilli
Instagrammers can’t get enough of Kirribilli’s Jarcarandas. Located on McDougall Street in Kirribilli, the Jacarandas are in full bloom at the moment. For the best views, visit this iconic street from mid October to mid November. Take a beautiful morning stroll against a rainfall of purple blooms, perfect on a sunny Saturday morning.
Chinese Garden Of Friendship
Nestled in Sydney Darling Harbour, the Chinese Garden Of Friendship is a serene place to venture. Explore its 3 acres of landscape filled with gorgeous Sydney flowers and plant life. The garden is an intimate space featuring symbolic rocks, a large central lake, smaller water bodies, and stunning walkways. With urban skyline views of the city, garden structures rich in culture and history, and an abundance of floral life, strolls around this peaceful garden makes for a unique experience.
The Royal Botanic Garden
Located at Farm Cove on the eastern side of the CBD, The Royal Botanic Garden is a heritage listed site, and covers 30 hectares. An iconic garden popular for wedding ceremonies, expect nothing less than spectacular views of the Harbour, Opera House and Sydney landmarks. For the best things to do in Sydney, the garden hosts various events, community festivals and exhibitions throughout the year.
The Grounds Of Alexandria
With so much to offer, The Grounds Of Alexandria is a great place for a day out. This weekend brunch place is located against the remnants of a heritage-listed warehouse - a former pie factory. Its 1900s chimney and brick exterior allow for a rustic dining and retail experience. Explore one of Sydney’s most instagrammable places - eateries including cafes and a bar, a tiny greenhouse, and a secret garden and farm animals for kids to play with. Soak in the sun, appreciate its plant life and enjoy a warm cup of coffee!
Auburn Botanic Gardens
Located in the west of Sydney, this Botanic Garden was established in 1977 and covers 9.7 hectares. For stunning Sydney sightseeing, you’ll find 2 lakes, a waterfall, bridges, a sunken rose garden that blooms from October to November, and flowers all throughout the year. The Japanese garden attracts 90,000 people for its annual September Cherry Blossom Festival, filled with entertainment and food.
With post-lockdown restrictions, this oasis of serenity has recently reopened for all to enjoy its unique landscape and plant life. This heritage-listed place also features a fauna reserve with elevated boardwalks for the best views. Native animals include Kangaroos, Wallabies, Emus and Peacocks. Great for picnics and fresh air, the Botanic Gardens is for all families to enjoy.
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