Wollongong Botanic Garden

Wollongong Botanic Garden

The city’s world-class botanic garden is located in the highest area of Wollongong, on the lovely grounds of Gleniffer Brae Manor House.

This is all set around a creek that feeds a small lake, with significant native and exotic plant collections.

There’s a palm garden, rose garden, rainforest collection, dryland garden, succulent collection, and flowering tree and shrub garden, to name a few.

There are almost 800 unique and endangered species in the palm garden alone, while the rose garden has a wide range of kinds and cultivars, from Hybrid Tea to Floribunda.

The Towri Bush Tucker Garden provides an overview of the different plant species used by Aboriginal people for food, shelter, and medicine.

The Wollongong Botanic Garden is free to enter, features a large children’s playground, and hosts a variety of activities and events for locals and visitors, including guided walks and movie screenings.