Art Gallery of NSW

Of course, no walk through the Botanic Gardens is complete without popping into the Art Gallery of NSW. Some lovely early Australian landscapes and some very nice 15th–19th c European art make it well worth a visit.

A graphic depiction of what happens after the reading of the Riot Act

John Hoppner's Mademoiselle Hilligsberg - a personal favorite (I have a print en route)

The view out the north windows isn't too shabby either

Royal Botanic Gardens

Looking towards Sydney Harbour

It's just a very calming place to spend some time

These lovely, peaceful gardens - just meters from the chaos of the CBD

The Conservatorium of Music, surrounded by castle walls for some reason