The North Coast Regional Botanic Garden is renowned for its natural bushland as well as exotic species.
Wheelchair accessible paths and board walks lead to garden sections featuring rare and endangered species, naturally occurring mangroves, rainforest, native flora and exotic plantings.
Glasshouses contain rare displays of bromeliads, orchids, cacti and tropical species. The sensory garden adjacent to the glasshouses is a showcase for roses, herbs, and other plants that ‘tickle the senses’.
Covering 20 hectares, the garden lies in a bend of Coffs Creek at the end of Hardacre Street off Harbour Drive, just one kilometre from the city centre, a subtropical haven and an extension of Coffs Creek Walk.
The Garden Cafe opens on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10.30am for light lunches and snacks.