Darwin's 42 ha Botanic Gardens are 2 km from the city centre.
The gardens were named after George Brown, a former Lord Mayor and gardens curator who re-established the gardens after cyclone Tracy destroyed 80% of its trees.
A network of paths lead through the different landscapes, habitats and plant collections, connecting the gardens attractions.
Landscapes: escarpment, rainforest, woodland, wetland, coastal plain, mangrove.
Plant collections: a variety of native and exotic tropical and rainforest plants, mangroves, cycads, baobabs, ferns, bamboo, orchids, bromeliads, 400 species of palm trees.
Attractions: water fountain, floral displays, playground, bbqs, orientation centre, plant display house, restored Wesleyan Methodist Church.