George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens

Rules for dogs and park use


You can walk your dog in the gardens without a leash but you must ensure all of the following:

  • your dog must be under your control
  • your dog must not interfere with or trouble other visitors
  • your dog must not enter the children's playground
  • your dog must not enter ponds or waterways
  • your dog must not attack wildlife
  • you must clean up after your dog.

Your dog must be on a lead while in the garden's car parks.

Gardens rules

All plants and animals are protected in the gardens.

You are not allowed to:

  • pick flowers
  • take cuttings
  • catch fish
  • release fish in any of the waterways or
  • get into or swim in the fountains, ponds and waterways.

You must place all rubbish in bins or take it away with you.

You should keep to lawns, paths and tracks. Be aware of theft, lock your vehicle and secure valuables.

You can use electric barbecues in the gardens, no fires are allowed.

Asbestos at the gardens

Asbestos has been discovered at the George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens.

Left alone, this particular type of asbestos poses no risk to human health.

There is a management plan for dealing with asbestos.

If you see an item you suspect to be asbestos, don't touch it, call the garden staff on 08 8999 4418.

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Last updated: 23 February 2022

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