Fitzroy Gardens, Melbourne

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#4 of 48 in Parks in Melbourne
Located in the heart of Melbourne, Fitzroy Gardens add to the city’s claim to being the Garden City of Australia. Within 26 hectares (64 acres) of the gardens, you will find Victorian-era landscaped lawns and avenues lined with English elms, unusual fountains, and flowers. Visit Captain Cook’s Cottage, the former Yorkshire home of the English captain who discovered Australia. The cottage was shipped and reconstructed stone by stone in 1934. Nearby is quirky carved Fairies’ Tree, a 300-year-old stump embellished with pixies and kangaroos. As you stroll through the gardens, stop at a replica Tudor village. Walk the People’s Path, a loop walkway paved with 10,000 engraved bricks. Keep your eyes open for possums and ducks. Using our online itinerary creator, Melbourne attractions like Fitzroy Gardens can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We enjoyed the beautiful flowers and seeing Captain James Cook family home which was shipped from Whitby UK for the centennial celebrations in Melbourne  more »
  • About five to ten minutes ' walk from CBD, originally for the cabin of the captain of the 曠, the green ground itself is also a heart-pleasing, and the city is not unworthy of the fame of the garden.
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  • Wandered round here a couple of times since was close to where our hotel was. It is an oasis of calmness and wandering around listening to the various bird calls in the trees was very relaxing. Nice t...  more »
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  • Beautifully maintained large gardens with a variety of sites to visit. You can sit or lie down and relax peacefully or walk around taking in the landscaped surrounds. The conservatory is full of lush foliage and colourful floral displays. Captain Cook's cottage is located here as are cafes and other points of interest. Allow a couple of hours to do it justice.
  • Absolutely wonderful gardens. Enjoyed a picnic on the grass down near the Dolphin Fountain and the atmosphere was delightful. Well cared for gardens and grounds. Plenty of areas for picnics and ball games. Great place to take the family for a cheap day out close to the city. Also the site for Captain Cooks cottage which is also well worth a look.
  • Massive open spaces for picnics, chilling or kicking a ball around. And plenty of huge trees to give you shade on a sunny day. Absolutely love the atmosphere in this garden. It's absolutely massive and is so good to walk around or just chill in.
  • Peaceful and serene spot in such a vibrant city. Water fountains were a lovely feature, display in glasshouse was effective. Nice shade trees and avenues to walk along. Run picnic or walk hand in hand with a loved one.
  • This is a great place to take a small child. I came here with my 5yo and we spent several hours exploring the park. She loved running over all the rocks near the streams as well as the little village. We'll certainly come again.

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