Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne

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#1 of 48 in Parks in Melbourne
Over 10,000 species of native and exotic plants and animals inhabit a lush and immaculately kept landscape at Royal Botanic Gardens. Originally established in 1846 by Lieutenant Governor Charles La Trobe, the gardens today provide 38 hectares (94 acres) of colorful natural displays for you to wander among. The manmade Guilfoyle's Volcano serves as a reservoir and offers you a stunning view of the Melbourne skyline. The Ian Potter Foundation Children's Garden provides an engaging introduction to botany for kids, and the lake system hosts diverse aquatic species. If you visit during summer, special events happen on the grounds almost daily. To visit Royal Botanic Gardens and other attractions in Melbourne, use our Melbourne tour app .
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  • There is lots to see here with lots of paths and grassland to explore. A short walk from the Yarra River and close to other amenities and trams/buses. Recommended for a half or full day out.  more »
  • There are large tracts of green land and plants that are suitable for bringing children's families away from the people of Mexico, because they have left the free electric car area and may also consider traffic problems when making interviews.
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  • I live locally. I absolutely adore the botanical gardens. The cafe is in a fantastic setting. BUT sometimes the snacks they serve are delicious, in fact often actually, but today I was fobbed off with...  more »
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  • The Botanic Gardens are an amazing place to visit and to enjoy a family trip. This attraction is available all year round and all seasons too! I went in Summer and the weather was simply just beautiful! If you would like to go, then you can look up at the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria page, where there is more information. Overall, it is a great place to go and chill, and especially to see the beautiful variations of plants! Definitely a trip that's worth going!
  • Excellent place with extraordinary service and staff.This place is very neat and clean.And very good for enjoying the holidays and other days.when you are free or tired you must visit here. This is really excellent ,superb. And can make happy to everyone....superb nice..Enjoy the beauty of the place by visiting.
  • The Botanical gardens are a must see. It is one of the most peaceful experiences. Lush green grass and beautiful swans gliding through the water surrounded by hundreds of different plants, trees and flowers. The children’s gardens are a magical place for kids.
  • A magical place of design from 150years prior. A hilly get away in the heart of Melbourne. Great as a place to chill and relax. Place to see plants and trees and birds from around different lands. Bring kids. Or date spot. Picnic by the lake? Romance? Family outing? A place to just relax. Maybe a book and a glass of wine. I think this is a magical place.
  • We had a short visit to these gardens last year but this time we walked round for around 2 hours. Such a great variety of different types of garden layouts, plants and trees - and all beautifully kept. A walk around is totally delightful with so many different views.

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