In a 2018 survey of 100 regional botanic gardens conducted by the Australian Geographic Magazine, the Botanic Garden in Coffs Harbour was placed 2nd in the top ten in Australia. Our onsite Herbarium and Seed Bank play a vital role in the conservation of rare or threatened species through collections, storage, propagation and sharing scientific information.
Officially opened in 1988, the Garden covers 20 hectares of Crown Land and is bounded on three sides by Coffs Creek, a wide mangrove-lined, tidal estuary. The Garden features a section of natural forest and mangroves; plantings of rare and endangered Australian species, Australian rainforest species, and exotic plants from other sub-tropical regions of the world. We also have a delightful Japanese garden set around a lake. Five kilometres of paths and boardwalks traverse the Garden, giving visitors easy access to all areas.
Our website introduces visitors to the Garden areas, walks, maps, resources, services and events. Come and see us soon!
The Friends of the Garden welcome volunteers to work in one of many areas in the Garden. Ask for information at the Garden Shop.