Plan your visit

 Wildflower Garden flora    

There is plenty to do and see at the Wildflower Garden from exploring our tracks and trails, to browsing our Wildflower Nurseryhosting a special event or joining an educational program.


Free entry to the Wildflower Garden all year round.

Opening hours

Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden

8am - 5pm daily (except New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day).

Visitor Centre & Wildflower Nursery  

9am - 4pm Monday to Friday.
10am - 4pm weekends and public holidays.
(Except New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.)

Getting here

We are located at 420 Mona Vale Road, St Ives with entry off Richmond Avenue. There is plenty of onsite parking in close proximity to the Visitor Centre and Caley’s Pavilion. You can also reach us by public transport via the nearby bus stop on Mona Vale Road.

Dog walking

Dogs and cats are not allowed in the Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden. Monitoring cameras are installed to observe native wildlife and any incidents of roaming dogs.

Guide dogs may be taken into reserves when assisting their owners but must be on a leash at all times.

Dogs are permitted at St Ives Showground, which is adjacent to the Wildflower Garden.

Why are dogs and cats banned?

Dogs and cats are not allowed in areas where there are conservation and bio-banking agreements, National Parks or places where they may harm native or threatened species and their habitats. These areas include the Ku-ring-gai Flying-fox Reserve in Gordon, the Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden in St Ives and Browns Forest and the Dalrymple-Hay Nature Reserve in St Ives.

Visitor guide and map

Connect with us

Stay up to date with the latest news, events and programs by liking the Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Facebook page.