Albury Botanic Gardens

When Albury Mayor, Alderman William Jones opened the city's Botanic Gardens with the planting of an English elm tree in 1887, he created an icon that has stood the test of time. 

For over 130 years, the Albury Botanic Gardens has graced the western end of Albury's central business district.  

The gardens are extremely popular with horticultural enthusiasts and garden lovers, many travelling from around the country to explore the 1,000 plus native and exotic plant species. School children also take advantage of this botanical delight to learn about plants and the local environment. 

From a conservation point of view, work continues on regeneration and replacement of species that have reached the end of their lifespan, in particular the elm trees in Elm Avenue. 

The gardens currently attract around 300,000 people a year. With the assistance of the Friends of the Botanic Gardens, AlburyCity is implementing a range of improvements to not only keep people visiting, but also engage a whole new audience, in particular children through the creation of a children's garden.