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Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria

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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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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Hours Today: 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Birdwood Ave | South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria 3004, Australia
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+61 3 9252 2300
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"children's garden"
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"plants and trees"
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"moonlight cinema"
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"bird life"
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"different areas"
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"sunny day"
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"the heart of the city"
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"few hours"
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"walk around"
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"yarra river"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We took a lovely stroll through here in the afternoon and it was absolutely beautiful. Lots to see and so much diversity in the plants and landscapes. Such a lovely place to escape the noise and hustle and bustle of the city. So easy to...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

nice relaxing way to spend a morning or afternoon walking on the sealed paths ,nice fauna bit boring for a garden though

Thank Mikewizowski
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Large gardens full of surprises around every corner. Great café and lake and nice views from the Temple of the Winds.

Thank Owen B
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Very nice place, peaceful and full of things to discover, just close to the city center. The trip over the park is just terrific

Thank Jean-Marc P
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited the Botanic Gardens in Sydney. One can spend a week just enjoying the different shades of greens, reds and brown. Stunning landscaping and variety of plants and flowers. Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to these gardens over 2 days. While there, do visit the...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visiting the Botanical Gardens in Autumn would have to be one of my favourite times of the year just because there is so much colour and makes for beautiful photo opportunities. But these Gardens are magnificent all year round and highly recommend joining a tour...More

Thank rose p
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Beautiful landscapes, a childrens play area which was very crowded. Ideal for a leisurely walk. Very picturesque!

Thank navazl
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We spent nearly a whole day here and enjoyed all the different areas of the gardens. Easy walking and lots to see.

Thank LxRigger
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Huge area of landscaped parkland where you can spend hours wandering. It’s well laid out and there is great variety in the planting. Really lovely. It’s located about 4 stops outside the free tram zone (get off at the Shrine of Remembrance and walk across...More

Thank Dakles
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Reviewed 1 week ago

These gardens provide the perfect place for a casual stroll or an ideal meeting place. The gardens are a mix of old and new, the walking paths are clearly marked and there is a lovely cafeteria to sit and relax (if that is what you...More

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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!
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raiemoss
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.
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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).
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