Fitzroy Gardens, Melbourne

#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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  • This is a great place to stroll with any age lots of beautiful trees and gardens. Very relaxing. There is a café to get a cuppa and something to munch on.  more »
  • Beautiful stunning gardens. Beautiful autumn colours. Not too far from the city central only a tram ride away. Takes about 1hour to walk around the park.  more »
  • these are cool and pleasant spot in the middle of the city where you can head to, find a quiet spot and just chill out.  more »
  • 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.
  • Fitzroy Gardens in East Melbourne, Australia takes on an ethereal quality in the light of a streetlamp in the accompanying photo below, emanating deep hues of jade and emerald. It reminds me of the magical sort of place one might encounter in a fairytale, a small piece of tranquility in the middle of a bustling city. Named after Sir Charles Augustus Fitzroy, these gardens receive over two million visitors each year.
  • 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.

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