Spring has sprung and what better way to enjoy it than by visiting Auburn Botanic Gardens to see the cherry blossoms in bloom.
The Auburn Botanic Gardens are gorgeous at this time of year with their pretty in pink cherry blossoms in full bloom. The Cherry Blossom Festival takes place at the end of August but the trees are still absolutely breathtaking through September so hurry to see them. The Japanese Gardens are one of the most spectacular sections of the Auburn Botanic Gardens. They feature traditional Japanese styled landscaping, a waterfall, decorative bridges, ornamental trees and a lake filled with koi fish.
We enjoyed walking on the little bridge in the lake and watching the fish from another Japanese styled arch bridge. There are also geese in the lake that love to waddle right up to the small pebbled beach and see their visitors.
Another highlight of the gardens is the Fauna Garden, featuring Australian native animals in a walk through enclosure. There are wallabies, a wombat, two emus and kangaroos, and you will also spot some peacocks both in the fauna reserve and out and about in the gardens too.
Other parts of the gardens that the tribe loved included the Equal Access Playground. The playground had swings, multi-level play structure with ramps for wheelchair access, a liberty swing for children in wheelchairs and a maze.
Australian Native Rainforest
We also enjoyed wandering through the Australian Native and Rainforest Gardens where you could easily have a picnic by the billabong and it’s aqua blue waters. We spied a peacock hiding and well camouflaged in this area of the garden so keep your eyes peeled as you wander through.