Lonely Planet review
Devoted to the growth, study and promotion of Australian floral diversity, these gardens are spread over 90 hectares on Black Mountain's lower slopes. Self-guided trails include the Joseph Banks Walk, which showcases colourful plants illustrating the diversity of Australian flora. There's also a 90-minute return trail branching from the main path near the eucalypt lawn (with 600 species of this quintessential Aussie tree) and leading into the higher areas of the gardens before continuing into the Black Mountain Nature Park and on to the summit.
The visitor centre is the departure point for free volunteer-led guided walks at 11am & 2pm. On weekends, a 12-seater electric bus leaves the visitor centre on a Flora Explorer Tour .