|The Botanic Garden
The Botanic Garden offers something for everyone, whether they enjoy the beauty of native or exotic plants, the relaxation of a quiet walk, or the stimulation of learning about our environment. Take an hour, or allow a day if you want to discover all the features of the Garden.
The Prime Display area with its colourful native and exotic plants, is the entrance window to the Garden. Covering an area of one hectare, it is a miniature Botanic Garden, and is ideal for those who want a short walk, or as an introduction to the Garden.
The Mangrove Boardwalk is an interpretive walk close to the entrance. It is a unique feature, continually changing as the tide in Coffs Harbour Creek ebbs, and flows. A bird hide to observe the estuarine wildlife is an added attraction.
The Endangered Species are a collection of over one hundred rare plants considered threatened in their natural habitats. This planting both preserves, and provides seed for their continuing survival.
The North Coast Rainforest is where the beauty of five typical regional rainforest types is being created in a garden setting. Over 1200 plantings make it one of the most important man-made rainforests in NSW.
The Sensory Garden is where you can enjoy the fragrance and beauty of roses, and learn about the culinary, medicinal & scented properties of the herbs. Some beds are elevated for wheelchair accessibility.
The Non Australian Plantings cover the northern end. World zonal regions are being planted for America, China, Japan, India, Africa.
The Nature Trail is a 300 metre self guided tour through original Coffs Harbour bushland.
The Creek Walk follows Coffs Harbour Creek, with creek views, mangroves, spring wildflowers.
The Greenhouses are a long term project, being progressively planted with native and exotic plants.
Relax and enjoy the beauty of native and exotic flora in a scenic 20 hectare site. Surrounded on three sides by Coffs Harbour Creek, visitors can walk and observe the beauty of nature, and the environment.
Address: Hardacre Street, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450
Location: About 1km east down High St from the City Centre Mall. The parking area and entrance is at the end of Hardacre
Open: 9am to 5pm every day of the year.
Admission: is free, however we invite you to support the Garden with a donation.
Information Centre: Opens 10am to 2pm week-days, 9am to 5pm week ends, and public holidays - soft drinks, ice creams and souvenirs are available.
Phone: 02 6648 4188.
Facilities: Picnic areas, toilets, wheelchair access
Sunday afternoon tea, 2pm to 4pm.
Enjoy your visit, wear comfortable footwear, and a hat in summer, lock the car or bike outside, and leave the pet at home.
Group guided tours Available for schools, bus and special interest groups only by prior arrangements.
Group caterings, available only by prior arrangement.