The Gardens, Northern Territory

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The Gardens
DarwinNorthern Territory
The Gardens
Population 877 (2006 census)[1]
 • Density 487/km2 (1,260/sq mi)
Established 1878
Postcode(s) 0820
Area 1.8 km2 (0.7 sq mi)
Location 2.2 km (1 mi) from Darwin
LGA(s) City of Darwin
Territory electorate(s) Port Darwin
Federal Division(s) Solomon
Suburbs around The Gardens:
Timor Sea Fannie Bay Parap
Timor Sea The Gardens Stuart Park
Larrakeyah Larrakeyah Darwin

The Gardens is an inner suburb of the city Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia.


This suburban name is derived from the Botanic Gardens which began with the appointment of Maurice Holtze in 1878 and has grown to have one of the largest known collections of palms. Holtze used the Gardens area to investigate the possibility of growing sugar cane and cotton in the Territory.

A small residential area adjacent to the Botanical Gardens was called Palmerston Gardens in 1968, but to avoid confusion with the ‘new’ Palmerston, the Palmerston appellation was discarded in 1984 when the suburb was officially named.


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "The Gardens (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 28 February 2008. 

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Coordinates: 12°26′55″S 130°50′11″E / 12.44861°S 130.83639°E / -12.44861; 130.83639