Victoria Lodge, Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney

Victoria Lodge, Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney

Victoria Lodge, Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney

Our holiday in New South Wales

September 2007

Towards the northern section of the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney is the delightful cottage known as Victoria Lodge. I love the way it has been incorporated into the general plantings of the gardens.

Surprisingly, I have been unable to find out very much information about this delightful building. The website of the Royal Botanic Gardens states only this:

Victoria Lodge is a sandstone gatehouse, believed to be built c. 1893/5. Originally very small. Additions were made about 1870 and the western and southern wings were added in 1921.

That doesn’t tell us much at all. Other sites indicate it is currently in use as an art gallery and as an artists’ studio. There is precious little on the internet about it.

Some questions – and a request:

Why was this building built? Who designed it? What has it been used for down through the years?

If any readers know more about this cottage, please respond in the comments section. Thanks.

Update July 2018: A reader has submitted a link to an article with more information about its history. The article goes on say that the lodge is being refurbished ready to be opened to the public. Click here to read more about it.

 

4 Responses to “Victoria Lodge, Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney”

  1. Cassandra says:

    Hi,
    I live in Sydney and will be getting married October 5th 2008 at the very garden closest to the Victoria Lodge.
    I too am trying to find out more about this little place. Have you had any luck?
    I will also be using the small sandstone stareway leading down to the lawn from the small cottage.
    I too found this part of the gardens very special.
    The Victoria lodge was closed and does not seem to be in use at the moment.

  2. Trevor says:

    Hi there Cassandra. No – I have not been able to find any more information about the cottage. Sorry. Please let me know if you find any more information and I will add it to this site.

    What a delightful place to celebrate that very special day in your life. I trust all goes well.

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