About the Dubbo Regional Botanic Garden

Enliven your senses at the Dubbo Regional Botanic Garden. The botanic garden development began in 1999 and currently comprises of four distinctive garden spaces: Shoyoen, the Sensory Gardens, the Biodiversity Garden and the Oasis Valley.

Behind a formal Japanese gate or “sukiyamon” you’ll find Shoyoen our “strolling and refreshing” garden. This authentic Japanese Garden is maintained with the assistance of the Friends of the Dubbo Regional Botanic Garden as well as Dubbo’s sister city, Minokamo, through annual visits by their gardeners. Shoyoen it is recognised as being among the best examples of this style of garden within Australia. Enjoy a peaceful meander through the Biodiversity Garden that showcases the plant communities of the Dubbo region. Take time out at the Sensory Garden – an invigorating experience which has been designed to engage with visitors through smell, sight, sound, touch and taste. The Oasis Valley is the newest edition – opened in April 2013 the Valley is designed to exhibit dry rainforest species and tell the story about how our local bushland species evolved from the cool forests of Gondwanaland.

The Dubbo Regional Botanic Garden is located in East Dubbo, off Coronation Drive.

GPS co-ordinates:
-32.253713, 148.633583

The 2011 Elizabeth Park Master Plan (Dubbo Regional Botanic Garden).  

Dubbo Regional Botanic Garden

Shoyoen - Japanese Garden, Sensory Garden, Bio Diversity Garden, Oasis Valley Garden

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday - 7.00am – 5.00pm

Weekends - 9.30am – 5.00pm

Anzac Day – 12.00pm – 5.00pm

Closed - Christmas Day, New Years Day and Good Friday.

For bookings of Weddings and Events please visit Councils website www.dubbo.nsw.gov.au


Adventure Playground

Opening Hours

Monday to Sunday during daylight savings - 8:00am to 8:00pm – excluding Wednesday’s for maintenance purposes: Wednesday 12:00pm to 8:00pm

Monday to Sunday outside daylight savings - 8:00am to 6:00pm – excluding Wednesday’s for maintenance purposes: Wednesday 12:00pm to 6:00pm

To report an issue or for urgent enquiries, please contact Council on (02) 6801 4000.


Adventure Playground Cafe

Opening Hours

Friday to Sunday 10.00am – 2.00pm


School Holiday Opening hours

Friday to Monday 10.00am – 2.00pm