A wonderful legacy of the original town plan of Orange was to provide a large portion of the town land to parks and open spaces – many planted in the late 1800s.
Our parks, over 100 display flower beds and 200km of exotic street trees, form the basis of Orange’s reputation as the colour city.
Cook Park is arguably one of NSW’s finest exotic parks. Planted over 120 years ago it is classified by the National Trust and is a perfect spot to take time out or have a picnic. At the eastern end of Orange’s main street is Robertson Park, also planted in the 1880s.
The Orange Botanic Gardens features exotic and native flora including a traditional homestead garden, woodlands, heritage orchard and heritage rose garden. Guided walks
are offered on the first Sunday of each month.