Cultural and scientific institutions
The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney is Australia’s oldest living scientific institution, beginning its life in 1816. It is also one of the top ten most visited destinations in Australia for international visitors and was named NSW’s 2017 Major Tourist Attraction of the Year. The neighbouring Domain plays a central role in Sydney’s festivals and cultural events, as well as sporting and recreational pursuits of city workers and residents.
The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah is situated in a World Heritage listed area, and the Australian Botanic Garden in Western Sydney is another important green space for Western Sydney, as well as a major scientific hub.