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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Birdwood Ave | South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria 3004, Australia
+61 3 9252 2300
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Reviewed today

If you're looking for a little down time amidst natural beauty than the Botanical Gardens is the spot. A lot of walking but it's not strenuous. The Cafe is next to a beautiful lagoon and the food is delicious. Worth your time.

Thank Kagmotown
Reviewed yesterday

I visit the Royal Botanic Gardens frequently. They are really extensive - close to 100 acres - and among the most beautiful gardens in the world, a serene, beautiful place to escape a busy city. Established in the mid nineteenth century, they have long established...More

Thank Deborah M
Reviewed yesterday

very good garden with various plants and trees. Good place to rest, to walk, to visit (alone or with a group)

Thank Guillaume L
Reviewed yesterday

Amazing collections of colors and design. I can easily walk to oblivion. Great layout and some amazing plants and flowers.

Thank Zarena A
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Would walk here every day if I could. Lots of paths to explore and places to sit while you enjoy the views. Dogs allowed (on leash) Heaven!

Thank GabbyC893
Reviewed 2 days ago

After the hustle and bustle of the city the gardens are wonderful to escape and enjoy the surroundings. Beautiful layout and easily accessible

Thank KatielouAustralia
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was my second visit to the gardens and it was just as lovely as the first time. In true Melbourne style we firstly wandered along, basking in the sunshine only to be suddenly blasted by a cold wind and an overcast sky. It didn't...More

Thank Linnilon
Reviewed 3 days ago

Yes its spring but not made it to Melbourne yet so the gardens are not in their usual best just yet.

Thank fremantle32
Reviewed 3 days ago

We didn't have enough time to do this justice but beautiful grounds and lovely gift shop, I could have spent a fortune!

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a wonderful garden with an extensive collection of native and exotic plants. Our pre-booked, 2 hour tour introduced us to food sources and plants used for building, tools and utilities. It was really interesting, well paced and our guide was engaging.

Thank conaghan
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4 July 2017|
Response from rr046 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry don't know. I was there January near the peak of summer. Not much blooming at the time.
19 May 2017|
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Response from Judo_13 | Reviewed this property |
Nop. No bbq at gardens.
18 April 2017|
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Response from Johnblkr | Reviewed this property |
There is no fee to visit the Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne