About Botany

  • Postcode: 2019
  • Population: 8,884
  • Municipality: City of Botany
What was once known as a less desirable suburb dominated by industry has now become one of the Eastern Suburbs hotspots. With the increase of warehouses conversions and the rise of the ultra modern townhouse it’s no wonder why Botany has become a popular spot. With minutes to the airport, CBD, beaches and range of parklands, Botany is a perfect area for younger families and older families alike. Many of the historical sites such as Sir Joseph Banks House & Hotel have been restored and to this day enjoyed by locals and visitors keen to soak up some Australian heritage.

History
Botany Bay is where Captain James Cook first landed on 29 April 1770, when navigating his way around Australia on his ship, the Endeavour. The ship's English botanist Joseph Banks and Swedish assistant botanist Daniel Solander, spent several days on shore collecting vast numbers of specimens, that were previously unknown in Europe. Cook's journals first referred to the bay as Sting Rays' Harbour, then later Botanist Bay and finally both these names were crossed out and replaced with Botany Bay.

The suburb name comes from the bay it stands on. Botany was originally planned as an agricultural district, in the same way the surrounding suburbs were used for market gardens. However, it became an industrial area with fell mongers yards and slaughter works. The Sir Joseph Banks Hotel was a popular hotel on the shores of Botany Bay. By 1850, a private zoo had been established there and visitors could go horse riding, play cricket and football. International athletes challenged the locals in the Sir Joseph Banks Handicap on the racetrack. In 1988, the Sir Joseph Banks Pleasure Gardens were refurbished with local industry contributions.

Architectural Style
Botany features low density housing and increasingly medium density developments, particularly terraces, small apartment buildings, new modern townhouses and warehouse conversions.

Schools
Botany Public School and Banksmeadow Public School

Day Care
A CareforKids.com.au search for Childcare services in 2019 / Botany returned 16 results, with an average cost for child care around Botany of $99.00/day

Cafes & Restaurants
Botannix Studio Café, The Food House, Agape Organic Restaurant & Bar, Single Origin Roasters Botany, Croquembouche Patisserie, Brasserie Bread

Km’s from CBD
11

Km’s from Airport
2.6

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