Booderee National Park Botanic Gardens - Jervis Bay
Booderee Botanic Gardens are owned by the Wreck Bay Aboriginal Community and are the only Aboriginal owned botanic gardens in Australia.
The gardens showcase local Aboriginal (Koori) use of plants and the coastal flora of south-eastern Australia. Visitors can learn about bush tucker and medicinal uses of plants, the long association that Koori people have had with the area and the plants of south eastern Australia. There are a range of facilities and services available to help visitors appreciate and explore the gardens, including formed paths, self-guided and guided walks, interpretive displays and picnic areas.
The gardens, as part of Booderee National Park, are jointly managed between the Wreck Bay Aboriginal Community council and the Australian Government's Director of National Parks. The gardens received National Heritage status in 1994.
Entrance to the gardens is free but subject to Booderee National Park entry fees (see website for details).
The gardens are open daily but opening hours vary according to the day and time of year. Please check website for details. Booderee National Park is open 24 hours daily.
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