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Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne

Birdwood Ave | South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia
+61 3 9252 2300
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Visit Melbourne's inner-city oasis. More than 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 3141, Australia
+61 3 9252 2300
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Amazing landscape and natural garden. I visited during late summer early autumn for a moon light cinema and it was really great.

Thank Ayon13
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a fab way to spend a day in Melbourne away from the crowds. There is also a nice cafe inside by the lake. It is a bit of a struggle to find a gate if you get off the tram too early but...More

Thank Jacky H
Reviewed 2 days ago

Loved running through here. Peaceful and tranquil. Beautiful manicured gardens; great cafe at the top of the gardens near the War Memorial as well.

Thank raura
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you want to just chill and wander outside, head to the Royal Botanic Gardens. It's a nice walk around the park. You can just sit there too and read a book or just hangout and sit down on the grass or blanket. It's not...More

Thank merincognito
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a beautiful sunday walking along the garden street smelling the freshest air in the world. Its such a place with full of visual attraction. I love the sound of the birds chirping on the tree branches contrasting with the quiet atmosfere in the middle...More

Thank mango v
Reviewed 4 days ago

The gardens are a must for every visitor to Melbourne, and free admission is a real bonus.Lots of lovely, interesting plants to see and it's very peaceful,despite being so close to the CBD.There are some lovely views of the river and the City too. We...More

Thank 57Sue125
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The gardens are just beautiful and there is a lot of work to take care of them. I saw a lot of runners walking around and great artwork. It's a moat for people visiting Melbourne.

Thank eugeni0gp
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

quite large to explore and near the CBD. worth revisiting for the sunny days. 推荐天气好的时候来,树木高大,东南侧的仙人掌园特别有意思。

Thank F L
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Whilst it was a dreary day, the scenery is the Botanic Gardens is absolutely stunning. Margaret and I didn't have near enough time to see everything but it was lovely and peaceful. I would suggest summer would be the best time for viewing pleasure.

Thank reginaphalanges
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is my favourite spot in Melbourne for a walk or run. Beautiful at any time of day. On warmer days, it is also a great spot for a picnic.

Thank Kirsteen M
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Hi Is there Gas Grill for bbq?
19 May 2017|
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Response from Judo_13 | Reviewed this property |
Nop. No bbq at gardens.
How much is the entry fee? Thx
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
Hi there, are the trees turning into fall colors already? Thank you!
27 March 2017|
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Response from Benjamin S | Reviewed this property |
Hi, some are, but summer seems to be a bit later than normal this year. It would normally be the right time, but most are still a week or so away.