Walk the village green circuit of the Former Lidcombe Hospital and consider its adaptive reuse as a residential village. Set along a ridge, its early landscape planning of parklands and avenues, 1880s buildings by Government Architect James Barnet, wards by Government Architect W.L. Vernon (1890s-1910s) and old trees and large-scale landscape setting are of note.
Auburn Botanic Gardens is a locally listed heritage item, on Duck River. Our focus is its Japanese Garden. Learn about the garden’s original concepts, its making and proposed changes. Afterwards, you may wish to wander the 9.2 ha of the wider grounds (closes 5pm)