The North Coast Regional Botanic Garden in Coffs Harbour opened in 1988 and incorporates several very different garden styles, from mangroves to a rainforest, Japanese garden, a greenhouse and a sensory garden spread over 20 hectares.

There are five kilometres of paths through the garden, and guided walks are available each month. There are also a series of self-guided trails. The garden has a seed bank and herbarium and offers a plant identification service.

Open 9 am – 5 pm everyday with free admission. The garden shop sells plants from the nursery and there is a cafe onsite.

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