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Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria - Melbourne Gardens

Birdwood Ave | South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria 3004, Australia
+61 3 9252 2300
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Visit Melbourne's inner-city oasis. Over 10,000 plant species from around the world are presented in a kaleidoscope of colour and texture. Sweeping lawns, tranquil lakes and majestic trees are home to an amazing range of wildlife.
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Birdwood Ave | South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria 3004, Australia
+61 3 9252 2300
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Reviewed yesterday

Spent a few hours wondering around this well run kept exquisite gardens. So many different plants and flowers. Beautiful lake and a lovely restaurant. Nice to stops and just chill. All free!!! Fantastic place

Thank PatG3
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

No visit to melbourne is truly complete without a stroll in the Bot Gardens. The chinese flora exhibit near the river was interesting. Make a point to read the plaques on the benches donated by people. Some are very moving. There was a wedding and...More

Thank StevePeters64
Reviewed 3 days ago

Lovely to walk through Plenty of shady area as it was quite hot. Saying that, some drinking fountains would have come in handy...

Thank tematabay
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was a welcome oasis of calm after the bustle of the city. It wasn't as colourful as we expected for the time of year. The gift shop by the lake was closed at lunchtime.

Thank 2pomsWales
Reviewed 4 days ago

A Saturday morning visit, lots of activity all around, heaps of tourists, but still a beautifully maintained quiet oasis. Well worth a visit and a looooong stroll before diving into the frenetic activity and traffic that surrounds it.

Thank buderimross
Reviewed 4 days ago

The garden is located very close to the Melbourne city. Public parking is available all around. Its a huge garden with beautiful landscapes. A good place to have functions like weddings or parties. A great picnic area. Well maintained.

Thank Lamindu
Reviewed 5 days ago

The botanical gardens was a good visit and you could spend a day to visit all,it is well maintained but some of the labeling was a bit hit and miss.

Thank geraldwmorgan
Reviewed 6 days ago

One of the most beautiful and biggest gardens in the world. Great place for a family picnic. Bring a blanket and food, you will not be disappointed, especially on a beautiful sunny day

Thank camacruise2014
Reviewed 6 days ago

Melbourne is very livable for many good reasons. One is the greeneries and gardens within 15min. A garden city indeed and one shouldnt miss the botanical gardens. A good 25 min walk each day will relief the stress and any unhappiness of the day. I...More

Thank Traveller8354
Reviewed 6 days ago

After spending most of the day pounding pavement in downtown Melbourne, we treated ourselves to a walk in the park, so to speak. Recent rains had pounded many flowers, especially the roses, but everything looked quite refreshed. Plan on spending a couple hours at least,...More

Thank AlaskaMarion
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Catherine B
6 November 2017|
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Response from RBGVictoria | Property representative |
Hi Catherine B, We have a great Children's Garden at Melbourne Gardens. I'm unable to paste the link here, but head to our website and search under "Attractions" under "Visit Melbourne". Hope to see you soon!
31 October 2017|
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Response from RBGVictoria | Property representative |
Hi raiemoss, The Garden Explorer bus departs from the bus stop by Oak Lawn every hour on weekends from 11am. If you have any further questions, please call our Visitor Centre 03 9252 2429.
Thanh N
6 October 2017|
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Response from Vlaďka D | Reviewed this property |
It is a nice 15 min. walk from the city (where the free tram zone is). Anyway you can also get closer, for example by trams going along St Kilda Road (St Kilda direction).