King's Domain Gardens, Melbourne

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Kings Domain is an area of parklands in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It surrounds Government House Reserve, the home of the Governors of Victoria, the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, and the Shrine Reserve incorporating the Shrine of Remembrance.The park was established in 1854, extending the Domain Parklands further north-west, it covers an area of 36 hectares of lawns and pathways set among non-native and native Australian mature trees, a mixture of deciduous and evergreens. In the 19th century the Kings Domain was managed by the Director of the Botanic Gardens, so many of the trees were planted by Baron Ferdinand von Mueller and later by William Guilfoyle. Around the Domain are scattered memorial statues and sculptures, each with their own story.Kings Domain is part of a larger group of parklands directly south-east of the city, between St. Kilda Road and the Yarra River known as the Domain Parklands, which includes; The Royal Botanic GardensKings Domain Alexandra Gardens Queen Victoria Gardens
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  • Situated by the Royal Botanical Gardens this is another example of an oasis of peace and tranquility in a busy city. The flora offers welcome shade in the heat of the Melbourne summers and the variety...  more »
  • This is essentially one botanical garden area if you want to continue. The only difference is that there are no rare plants and all the same families and picnics.
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  • This 36 acre park, between St. Kilda road and Alexandra avenue, which runs along the Yarra River, counts several remarkable monuments like the Sidney Meyer Music Bowl, Government House, the residence of the Governor of Victoria, La Trobe's Cottage or the Shrine of Remembrance. If you want to see all, to spend the whole day in the park or do several visits. We have only to walk there in the middle of the trees, on the side of Yarra River. A real pleasure.
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  • The Bowl is a fantastic facility for live shows. I came here with the family or the Vision Australia Carols By Candlelight, and thoroughly enjoyed it. Facilities are adequate for the crowd, I didn't have to wait for the bathroom or to get food. The bars ran out of several alcohols, but that's to be expected. I loved the experience.
  • You can chill everywhere and enjoy the view. It's just great bringing something to eat, grab a seat or a blanket and get away from it all. You will forget that you're still within the city of you stay long enough so you can hang around and chill. It's very clean and well looked after. Join a tour through the botanical garden of your feet tell you that they don't want to walk for long
  • An amazing place to visit with your family. The shrine of remembrance is a world war one monument. Peaceful surroundings with greenery that provides a sense of calmness and tranquility. A must visit for locals and tourists.
  • This whole stretch of garden is just magnificent, so close to the Shrine of Remembrance, Queen Victoria Gardens, Sidney Myer Music Bowl, and of course -the Royal Botanical Gardens - one of world’s best! You can easily spend one or two days here with the Arts Gallery and Arts Centre so close by as well! Wow!! Beautiful Melbourne indeed!!
  • Shrine of Remembrance, Royal Botanical Gardens. Good day out for locals and tourists alike. Will be easier and quicker to get to once the new underground station is completed.

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