Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens

Bowral, NSW, 2576

Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens

The botanic garden is a community funded project being developed on a 15 hectare site since 2015. Since then we have developed parts of the garden according to our concept plan to reflect the seasons. It's early days for the botanic gardens so we hold our very popular plant sales and annual open gardens event to raise awareness and funds for the garden.

Regular Opening Times

Normal Open Times: 9am - 5pm daily
Please see our website for special events.


Entry is by donation

Warning: Water in the garden, Uneven surfaces, Trip hazards

Location & Contact Info

  • 1 Old South Road
  • Bowral, NSW, 2576

Note: From Bowral, turn left Kangaloon Rd roundabout, turn left at Old South Rd roundabout

Local Climate Zone: 9 - Cool Temperate

Summer avg. Max: 23°C Winter avg. Min: 3°C
Avg Frost Days:45
Annual Rainfall avg: 1357mm. Summer avg. 336mm.
No. of rainy days: 51 Winter avg. 298mm.

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Nursery now open

Open every Tues, Thurs and Sat 9am to 3pm.
As all the plants for sale have been propagated from those growing in local gardens, we know that they will survive in your garden. The stock is an ever-evolving range and each week the volunteers tend to them under the watchful eye of professional horticulturists.
Feel free to browse and there is always a friendly face around to advise on the right kind of plant for that special corner in your garden.  More Info »

Proposed Education Centre - Our 2020 Project

Our Vision is 'to be the leader in displaying and researching both exotic and native flora of the Southern Highlands; advancing the knowledge of horticulture, conservation and sustainability to the wider community'.
The Education Centre is the key to delivering on this vision.  More Info »

Visitor Comments

WOW! What a transformation in a few years & all dependent on Volunteers. Great effort. Keep up the fantastic work.
Peter - August 2021

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