Royal Botanical Gardens and Domain Trust, Australia
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The Royal Botanic Gardens is at the forefront of botanical and horticultural research and technology and offers a number of specialized services to the public, to the business sector and to other government agencies ? plus educational services, unsurpassed site and venue hire and the facilities of some outstanding restaurants.
The Royal Botanic Gardens covers 30 hectares in a spectacular setting on the shores of Sydney Harbour with 10 960 plant groups from Australia and overseas on display.
The Domain, a popular recreation area, extends over 34 hectares and its playing fields, lawns and paths are used daily by city workers and tourists.
It all began in 1788 when Australia?s first farm, Farm Cove, was established by Governor Phillip. In 1816 the Botanic Gardens of Sydney was founded on this site by Governor Macquarie as part of the Governor?s Domain. Charles Fraser was appointed as the first Colonial Botanist in 1817, establishing the Botanic Gardens as the oldest scientific institution in Australia.