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“Beautiful gardens”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Fitzroy Gardens

Fitzroy Gardens
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Half-Day Melbourne City Laneways and Arcades Tour with Eureka Skydeck
Ranked #22 of 393 things to do in Melbourne
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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“Beautiful gardens”
Reviewed 7 July 2014 via mobile

Visiting Fitzroy Gardens for the first time, in winter, surprised me. I wasn't expecting a lot of beauty, due to the cold weather. However the gardeners have cleverly created gardens that are beautiful even in winter. There were plants in flower - although I'm sure there are many more in spring/summer. Even the plants without flowers are beautiful. The repetition of much of the planting allows for a magnificent sense of scale, which creates beauty. Strolling through the gardens gave a sense of what the original creators were trying to re-create, which was a sense of their old home.
Cook's Cottage was interesting, I learnt things I wasn't aware of about his travels, and it helped give a sense of place and time to the gardens.
I was inspired by the gardens, taking photographs of things I'd like to create in my own garden, and plan on visiting in the warmer months to make a comparison.

Visited June 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Nice & quiet garden to go around!”
Reviewed 6 July 2014

This is very close to city and very good one to enjoy with kids. It has enough attractions for natural photography lovers! A good choice if you want to spend few hours with your family :)

Visited July 2014
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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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“Tranquillity in a bustling city!”
Reviewed 29 June 2014

This was a real oasis of tranquillity, a great lace to stroll around and relax. A place to escape from the noise and traffic in the city centre. These gardens are also very close to all the main shopping streets. Fitzroy gardens is also well placed for a walk down to sporting arenas such as the MCG.

Visited October 2013
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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“Lovely Garden”
Reviewed 28 June 2014

Beautiful garden, nice to have a stroll. Perfect for picnic or just a slow walk and enjoy the breeze and sunshine. Very green, nice field and huge trees. Worth a visit to just have some relaxing moments.

Visited April 2014
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Seattle, Washington
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“Great for a Sunny Day Out”
Reviewed 20 June 2014

Had the luxury of visiting these gardens before it got too cold out. We packed a picnic and headed out to enjoy the day in the park. This park has several things to see including Cook's cottage, the fairy tree, a small village, a children's park and several ponds and pavilions where you can pass the day away.

Visited May 2014
Thank Sarah C
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