Flagstaff Gardens, Melbourne

#8 of 48 in Parks in Melbourne
Melbourne’s oldest park is Flagstaff Gardens, originally established in 1862. Located in an area steeped in history, the park includes a memorial marking the graves of the city’s first European settlers. The sprawling gardens form an important ecological area, which includes mature Morton Bay figs, elms, and eucalyptus trees. Extensive lawns and well-maintained rose and shrub beds are lined by these old trees, which shade long pathways enjoyed by picnickers, walkers, and cyclists. Get some exercise at the park’s tennis courts, which can be used for a number of sports, such as volleyball, handball, and netball. Electric barbecues are available to visitors all year long. Our Melbourne trip builder website makes visiting Flagstaff Gardens and other Melbourne attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • We stayed at the 'aptly named Radisson on Flagstaff Gardens Hotel last Friday and Saturday night while attending the Australian Open. The hotels Restaurant and Bar 'HQ's" looks directly out onto the b...  more »
  • Good place to chill out and drink some wine when the sun goes down, watch the possums and meet fellow travellers.  more »
  • Flagstaff Gardens are apparently Melbourne's oldest. They were established in 1862! They have numerous beautiful trees and a huge range of really lovely plants. Of course it all depends on your taste,...  more »
  • amazing green oasis right in the centre of Melbourne Flagstaff gardens is one of those very typically Melbourne parks plonked right in the middle of everything. Beautiful tall trees, sporting facilities, walking paths, well-kept lawns, shady spots... very kid friendly and much used as a lunchtime picnic spot for office workers. Its actually a hill and it affords nice views out to sea (hence the "Flagstaff" name) and into the city.
  • Crowdy even quiet. U can sit or do exercise or even sing. Dogs allowed, couples can have good times even children can have their own time. Clean enough, one side is sunny whereas the other part is shaded by big trees. Enough beaches to sit.
  • Nice small playground right next to the Victoria market. Perfect to go to with the kids after having been to the market to let them roam around after the busy market. Has bbq pit also and tables for picnics.
  • Nice garden in the CBD area of Melbourne and close to the Queen Victoria market. Has children's play area. Although the council must put up has shaded areas for parents who wait on the kids.
  • Lovely place really good to do picnic!! A lot of flower in this park. But be careful in the night time they do automatic sprinklers!!!! Run away before you be wet. !! Haha Anyway they have a bbq place jungle gym basket court and big place to play and lay down. Have fun ;)

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