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Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria

Open today: 09:00 - 17:00
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One of the best Botanic Gardens in Australia

The first we saw was red dirt with bushes and plants from the North. I was so fascinated by... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Robby G C
Toronto, Canada
Hannah Lewis

Love this place. So important as both a showcase of Australian plants and wildlife corridor. Always... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Hannah L
via mobile
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Cranbourne Gardens | Enter via cnr Ballarto Road and Botanic Drive, Cranbourne, Victoria 3977, Australia
+61 3 5990 2200
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The first we saw was red dirt with bushes and plants from the North. I was so fascinated by it. This Botanic garden is quite modern and attractive! Wherever i looked, it was beautiful. We explored everything and we hope to come back again. There...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place. So important as both a showcase of Australian plants and wildlife corridor. Always something new to look at. Will keep going back

Thank Hannah L
Reviewed 13 June 2018

As per the Wikipedia web site: It is located in the suburb of Cranbourne, about 45 km south-east of the Melbourne city centre. Cranbourne Gardens specialises in Australian native plants. The total area of this division of the botanic gardens is 363 hectares, including heathlands,...More

Thank travellerIndian
Reviewed 10 June 2018

What a surprise to visit these gardens in Cranbourne. A great surprise to realise that these gardens are located behind the racecourse. Plenty of different plant and helps of space the move around. Great fun for the whole family. Get there early as the afternoon...More

Thank Stumpie8
Reviewed 6 June 2018

This was our second visit,and was still entirely fascinating.The gardens need to be visited every season to truly appreciate the beauty of this setting.The transport for the elderly and disabled made this visit rewarding,with the driver being very knowledgeable of the plants and stopping to...More

Thank Catie L
Reviewed 22 May 2018

very good tracks, very relaxing area, in this terrible growth region! its a must to see I luved the red soil area plus out the back --quite tracks!

1  Thank greg8934
Reviewed 6 May 2018

I have driven past this literally thousands of times so yesterdays visit was a real surprise and made me feel a little stupid for having never been there before. This is a totally hidden jewel and something I will visit again and again. Yesterday I...More

2  Thank jiefuk
Reviewed 2 May 2018

This is a beautiful botanic garden set in acres of space and dedicated to the indigenous plants of Australia. It is beautifully set out with meandering paths so you can wander through the grounds and see everything. Lots of interesting plants to see and there...More

2  Thank B705EGjohnw
Reviewed 28 April 2018

We always seem to find our way back to the gardens in every season. It is an ever-changing experience. Just love wandering through the gardens and taking time in the fresh air. Restaurant is great to refuel before or after you walk.

1  Thank John S
Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

Just recently moving to the area, I had no idea these gardens existed until my Mother-in-law invited me to join her for the morning. What a beautiful spot & so relaxing. The gardens are amazing. No pets allowed, which is totally understandable. You can do...More

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bianca w
29 May 2018|
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Response from Sue M | Reviewed this property |
No pets allowed, sorry. Too many Aussie natives.
16 December 2016|
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Response from Sally B | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I'm not sure. I'd give them a call. They may.
28 November 2016|
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Response from dgoy10 | Reviewed this property |
Thanks for the tips guys. I did call the information centre and the fire that was there a couple weeks ago only really affected the South Gippsland Hwy around the corner. Botanical Gardens completely unaffected. Saw a couple... More