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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

the Botanical Gardens of Melbourne are the most spectacular gardens we have visited anywhere but are too large to view in a wheelchair. Thanks to the staff at the gardens for providing a special tour bus and guide to drive around the whole gardens and...More

Thank ginger2269
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Really well worthwhile especially on excessive heat. Beautiful gardens a short walk from the centre.

Reviewed 2 days ago

Pleasantly placed adjacent to the river and city, this is a lovely place to go for peace and tranquility or when events get staged there for something a little livelier.

Thank WarringtonSilverfox
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were here on a quick overview tour of city highlights. If one enjoys flowers and the beauty of well designed arrangements, one could spend more than several hours here. Located next door to the city's war memorial.

Thank TacoTripper
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Don’t miss. Spacious. Beautiful. Fragrant and easy to get around. Lots of birds benches to sit and enjoy.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A titchy bit disappointing. Lots of lovely flower and shrub beds, water features and a free cart to catch a ride. But nothing majorly spectacular when you compare to other ROYAL botanical gardens around the world. It’s worth a visit but we were glad it...More

Thank jillyann_atherton
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful gardens. Could spend a day there. The children's garden is delightful to walk around and the many paths taking you all over the gardens to so many different areas and views over the lakes and out towards the city. Delicious choice of food at...More

Thank Lesley R
Reviewed 3 days ago

I enjoyed my time at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Melbourne. There is definitely plenty to see and do including the Shrine of Remembrance which has an indoor museum which I believe is fairly new, lots of flora and fauna walks and shaded spots as...More

Thank 841s
Reviewed 4 days ago

Many people come here for a variety of reasons - some to run on the outside track ("The Tan") skirting around the Gardens, others for the plants & trees, many for the shows put on at summer time. But I like to bring my international...More

Thank Cassie T
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were in melbourne for a Classic Yachting Regatta and on the day of the Melbourne Cup we decided to have a picnic in the park. Our host lives close and assured us we would feel very much at home inn the area where he...More

1  Thank shirleanmcc
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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).