Start at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney – you can easily locate the blooming beauties by using Garden Explorer, a database of all 30,000 plants in the Garden. The most iconic tree is located near Farm Cove which has the backdrop of the harbour and Sydney Opera House – view the map here.
There are also a few other unique species like the white flowering Jacaranda also near the foreshore. Although younger, it's quite a prominent display. From there meander through to Circular Quay and The Rocks where you will see many trees in full bloom.
Seven young Jacarandas were planted in Frog Hollow at Centennial Parklands but it might take a few more years for notable displays. However, a trip down Oxford Street, the backroads of Paddington near Fiveways, Woollahra and Double Bay all have Jacaranda lined streets. Vaucluse House is also a popular spot and safe spot to view the trees as you don’t need to worry about traffic.
Camperdown, Glebe, Erskineville and the University of Sydney campus along Physics Road are all great places to see Jacarandas.
Argyle Street in Camden has 47 beautiful Jacarandas and for the first time this year the community will come to celebrate these significant trees at the Camden Jacaranda Festival from 23 to 25 November 2018.
Suburbs such as Lavender Bay, Mosman and Cremorne also offer a reliable display of Jacarandas throughout the warmer months. The Wendy Whitely Gardens offer views of the trees dotting Sydney Harbour and Kirribilli’s McDougall Street is a popular purple-coloured street in summer.
The Jacaranda Queen
If you think you are crazy for Jacarandas - check out the Grafton Jacaranda Festival video from last year.
Did you know?
One story credits Sydney’s Jacaranda canopies to the efforts of a hospital matron who sent each newborn home with a jacaranda seedling.