Orange Botanic Gardens is a natural undulating 17 hectare site which features an impressive native and exotic plant collection.
The Gardens were officially opened in 1988 for the Australian Bicentenary with plantings ranging from original native and exotic trees to newly developed displays.
The Country Walk offers the visitor all the pleasures of a stroll through varying landscapes:
The homestead garden
Exotic and indigenous woodlands
Apple orchard including historic varieties
Heritage rose garden set below a historic church
Analemmatic sundial (human involvement sundial)
Relax and enjoy the wonderful scenery, the district views, bird watching, engage in a family picnic or take a relaxing stroll through the gardens.
A self-guided walking tour is an ideal way to explore the huge variety of plants to be found in the Botanic Gardens. The Walking Tour Brochure can be downloaded here. It includes this map of the main features of the garden and a walking path which connects them.
A special display has also been developed at the Gardens which highlights many varieties of Australian Native Grasses.
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The Botanic Gardens has a significant collection of outdoor sculpture, including a work by one of Australia's best known sculptors. When Bert Flugelman died in 2013, the spotlight fell on his sometimes controversial works in major cities around Australia. In this video, Orange Regional Gallery director Alan Sisley reflects on the 'Federation Arch' in Orange.