Site closures and safety: Some parks and gardens may be closed in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Please maintain a safe, social distance of 1.5 metres from others when in public spaces. For the latest information in Victoria, visit www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus
Discover Melbourne's abundant parks and leafy gardens. Take a break from the hectic pace of the city and enjoy floral displays, manicured lawns, ancient elms, cooling fountains and heritage architecture.
Stroll fine avenues of European trees lining the park and its edges in the Treasury Gardens adjacent to Old Treasury House. Visit the Scarred Tree, in Fitzroy Gardens, an ancient relic of the Wurundjeri people, the original inhabitants of Melbourne. Get a glimpse of Victoria's colonial history at Cook's Cottage, which was transported from the Yorkshire village where Captain James Cook was born. Walk along the banks of the Yarra and check out the indigenous rock carvings in the riverside park Birrarung Marr – birrarung meaning 'river of mists' and marr is 'side'. Take a break from a day of shopping at the Queen Victoria Market and wind down on the lawns of Flagstaff Gardens established on the highest point of land in the city.