Alexandra Gardens

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wombatdavid
Hobart, Australia1,864 contributions
Jan 2022
These are small gardens by the river and the rowing sheds. They are very lush and beautiful. Well worth a walk if in the area.
Written 16 January 2022
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Traveller
Melbourne, Australia5,539 contributions
Dec 2021
These gardens are located very close to the CBD, across the Yarra River from Federation Square.

My wife and I visited these two places during our recent holiday in Melbourne. Alexandra Gardens are relatively small compared to the other gardens in the vicinity.

The row of boathouses belonging to various wealthy private schools and The University of Melbourne are next to these gardens.
Written 16 December 2021
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Tommo
Melbourne, Australia44,775 contributions
Nov 2021
These gardens are located on the south bank of the Yarra River, and across the river from Federation Square.

These gardens were first laid out in 1901.

These gardens are heritage listed due to their historical and archaeological significance.

Lovely green spot near the city centre and an ideal spot to have a picnic.
Written 23 November 2021
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia9,272 contributions
Oct 2021
Alexandra Gardens includes 5 ha (12 acres) of parkland, including mature trees and spacious gardens, and the distinctive Canary Islans Palms, which have flourished despite Melbourne's cool climate. The garden was created at the turn of the 19th century, when the river was widened and straightened to alleviate perodic flooding. The spoil was used to raise the height of the river banks and fill in the lagoons, creating these luxuriant gardens.
Written 2 October 2021
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia36,137 contributions
Apr 2021
Alexandra Gardens are located on the south bank of the Yarra River, in the area opposite Flinders Street station and Federation Square. These Gardens are in fact part of a larger area, the Domain Parklands, which includes a number of Gardens, such as Queen Victoria and Botanic Gardens. They are all quite lovely and beautifully maintained. They are great for walks, picnics, meeting friends, jogging or just resting and enjoying the views.
Written 3 June 2021
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia9,272 contributions
May 2021
The Alexandra Gardens were created between 1896 and 1900 when the Yarra River was straightened to alleviate flooding. The Gardens are spread over 5 ha (12 acres), with mature trees, ornamental lakes, shrub borders and rolling lawns. Of note are the Canary Island Palms, which are rare in Melbourne. Carlo Catani, chief engineer of the Public Works Department, designed most of the ornamental details. The gardens are named after Alexandra of Denmark, in the year she became Queen Consort to King Edward VII. Alexandra was a popular Queen, who was generous with her money.
Written 7 May 2021
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Bendigo, Australia35,209 contributions
Apr 2021
So, how did I get here today? Well I got off a train at Flinders Street Station- walked out onto St Kilda Road, across Princes Bridge , crossed the road and voila! There I was... at the corner of Alexandra Gardens.

On the south bank of the Yarra River, the Alexandra Gardens connect to Kings Domain. If you look across the Yarra you look back towards the city scape. The paths are wide in the park and are very well used by visitors and locals alike.

The Alexandra Gardens were named in honor of Alexandra of Denmark, in the year her reign as Queen Consort of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions and Empress consort of India began. The Alexandra Gardens are listed on the Victorian Heritage Register due to their historical and archaeological significance.

This is beautifully located giving everyone a chance in the city to sit in a green landscape and just enjoy life.
Written 3 April 2021
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Kerryn72
Melbourne, Australia2,667 contributions
Mar 2021 • Solo
Lovely green oasis in Melbourne CBD. Just across the bridge is a lovely little garden with statues, lakes and tranquility. Great spot to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. Backs on to other gardens too. Great place to visit.
Written 6 March 2021
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AndyJohn74
Sans Souci, Australia1,762 contributions
Feb 2021 • Solo
Nestled between the Yarra River and Victoria Gardens is Alexandra Gardens. Not as large as the others but just as nice and well maintained. Along the side are a number of Melbourne’s rowing clubs. These seem to be rather busy early in the morning.
Written 4 February 2021
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia9,272 contributions
Jun 2020
Many years ago, boatraces on the Yarra River were a crowd favourite. All that remains of the old boathouses, which are still in use. They are the most noted feature of Alexander Gardens. Alexandra Gardens are also connected to the Kings Domain and the Botanic Gardens. Best acces from the CBDs is via Princes Bridge.
Written 29 June 2020
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