George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens

George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens

The George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens, which cover 42 hectares, are one of the few places in the world where both estuary and marine plants thrive natively. Maurice Holtze, a Russian immigrant, designed the gardens in 1891 to include a diverse collection of tropical plants, both local and exotic.

The palm trees, a tiny rain forest with a waterfall and pond, the orchid garden, and the baobab collection in the woodland part are all highlights. The main gardens are connected by a network of walks, and an amphitheatre holds live events.