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Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria

Melbourne Gardens

Take a deep breath and relax in the beating green heart of Melbourne. The gardens are a treasured part of Melbourne life with 38 hectares of landscaped gardens blooming and abundant with native and exotic vegetation.

There's a place in these gardens for everybody, with space for children to explore, families to picnic, couples to canoodle, or individuals to relax and recharge in a tranquil setting. The popular Aboriginal Heritage Walk shows the land through the eyes of traditional owners. Spot bellbirds, black swans, eels, cockatoos, kookaburras and other wildlife. As summer evenings grow longer, the gardens light up with outdoor cinema screenings, theatre performance and exhibitions.

Cranbourne Gardens

Get a closer look at the diversity and wonder of Australian landscapes at Cranbourne Gardens. The 15-hectare native Australian Garden with its striking red sand and picturesque wildflowers is perfect for curious kids and inquisitive adults. The garden also features a rockpool, waterholes, an arid garden and lifestyle gardens.

The Australian Garden is surrounded by remnant bushland and wetlands, brimming with native plants, mammals and amphibians. Take a stroll along the boardwalks and platforms, and linger over a packed lunch at the woodlands picnic area.

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Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria

Melbourne Gardens

Enter a place of continual discovery and delight, with city vistas, tranquil lakes and diverse plant collections, plus outdoor films and performances.

The Ian Potter Foundation Children's Garden

Take your children to a magical place at the Royal Botanic Garden's Children's Garden, a kids-only space that's full of fabulous things to explore.

Aboriginal Heritage Walk

See Melbourne's Royal Botanic Gardens through the eyes of the area's traditional owners on an informative walk with an Aboriginal guide, plus a cuppa.

Cranbourne Gardens

Discover uniquely Australian landscapes without heading into the desert, and explore the evolving connections between people, plants and landscapes.


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