Auburn Botanic Gardens Open Day

When: Sunday 28 May 2017, 10am – 4pm

Where: Auburn Botanic Gardens, corner Chiswick and Chisholm Street, Auburn

Cost: Free for Cumberland Residents (identification with address must be presented upon entry – per person). $5 entry per person for those living outside the Cumberland LGA.

Bring your family and friends to the picturesque Auburn Botanic Gardens on Sunday 28 May for a day of fun.

Stroll amongst the stunning Japanese Gardens, experience the beautiful Autumn colours and visit the cute Australian Animals.


10am – 10:15am & 2pm – 2:15pm   Animal Keeper Talk in the Native Fauna Reserve

10am – 2pm  Plant Workshop – Create your own plant in the Picnic Area

10am – 3pm  Horse and Carriage Rides through Gardens

10am – 4pm  Auburn Craft in the Avenue of Remembrance with the Peacock Gallery

10am – 4pm  Discovery Passport for Children – Win Great Prizes!

10am – 4pm  Creative Connections and the Cumberland Art and Photography Exhibition

10am – 4pm  Picnic Area – Options to purchase lunch or snacks including sausage sizzle, ice cream and coffee

11am – 11:45am  Choir in the Rose Garden

11am – 12pm  Indigenous Cultural Talk beside the Billabong

11.30am – 12:15pm & 2pm – 2:45pm  Duck River Band outside the Australian Native Garden

12pm – 12:30pm  Didgeridoo Performance beside the Billabong

12pm – 12:45pm  Shakuhachi Performance in the Japanese Garden

12pm – 2pm  Free Bush Tucker Taste Testing beside the Billabong

12.30pm – 1:15pm  The Jitterbugs Children’s Show in the Amphitheatre

12.30pm – 3pm   Indigenous Craft for Children beside the Billabong

1pm – 4pm  Kush Musical Maidens Stilt Duo

1.15pm – 2pm  Accent String Quartet in the Rose Garden

2:30pm – 3:30pm  Kyoto Ensemble in the Japanese Garden


  • There’s plenty of free parking at the Auburn Botanic Gardens. Visitors are requested to ensure they only park in designated parking areas. Numerous spaces are reserved for people with disabilities.
  • Dogs are not permitted in any of the sections of the Auburn Botanic Gardens (Guide dogs excepted). However, dogs are permitted within the precinct provided they are on a leash, kept 10 metres away from the children’s playground and food preparation areas and are under the effective control of a responsible person at all times.
  • All sections in the Auburn Botanic Gardens are wheelchair accessible.
  • There will be a number of food stalls present with lunch/snacks option available for purchase including a sausage sizzle, drinks, coffee and ice cream. Patrons are allowed to bring their own picnics into the park on this day, however are cooking is not permitted.
  • All activities and entertainment are free.
  • Riding bikes and scooters inside the Auburn Botanic Gardens is not permitted. Bike racks will be located outside the Gardens main entrance.
  • Food available can bring picnic but No cooking inside the gardens.
  • The park will be opened between 9am and 5pm.
  • Main entrance into the Park is on Chiswick Road.
  • Drop into the Peacock Gallery to view the entries for this year’s Cumberland Art and Photography Awards, or visit the Made in Cumberland Gallery Gift Shop and participate in craft workshops.

For further information, please phone Council’s Events Coordinator on 8757 9000.