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 Orange Botanic Gardens are an ideal place in which to relax and enjoy the wonderful scenery and district views. As well as being an ideal location for bird watching, the Gardens offer the opportunity for a family picnic and a relaxing stroll. These gardens exhibit the magnificent splendor of the four seasons of Orange.
The Orange Botanic Gardens are open daily from 7.30am till dusk and admission is free. Playground and BBQ facilities area available nearby at the Orange Adventure Playground.
Friends of the Botanic Gardens
The gardens has an active group of volunteers, the Friends of the Botanic Gardens, who are involved in hands-on projects and have a regular newsletter.
Botanic Gardens Master Plan
The Orange Botanic Gardens Master Plan has been prepared to guide the development of the Gardens into the future. It sets direction for education opportunities for residents and visitors of Orange, and sets the groundwork for a botanic garden which responds to community and biodiversity needs.
The master plan is a large file. For convenience it can be can be downloaded in sections from these links:
Plan your visit
7.30am till dusk
• Off street car parking available
• Dogs on leads are permitted
• Bike riding is not permitted in the gardens
• Guided tours for large groups are available on request
- Playground and BBQ facilities area available nearby at the Orange Adventure Playground
- Toilet facilities are available
- Function Centre – Contact Council to make a booking
- There are gently-sloping paths throughout the garden
- Accessible toilets