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Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria

Open Now: 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Visit Melbourne's inner-city oasis. Over 10,000 plant species from around the world are presented in a kaleidoscope of colour and texture. Sweeping lawns, tranquil lakes and majestic trees are home to an amazing range of wildlife.
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Birdwood Ave | South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria 3004, Australia
+61 3 9252 2300
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We enjoyed our sojourn in the botanic gardens apart from the service at the little coffee house near the Information Centre. However that aside this is a great place to escape the hustle and bustle of Melbourne. A bit of a hike to get there...More

Thank OldPaNoel
Reviewed 2 days ago

we just had an hour time to visit coz we were very late we visited the garden in the evening it was very pleasant and the childrens will definetly enjoy and the best spot for a day picnic with family and friends

Thank Jenofin j
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Melbourne royal gardens are worth the visit also to take a stop from the city that is always a bit crowded and to relax on the grass. There are not a lot of instructions like maps on how to move inside the gardens, so...More

Thank Davide P
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Royal Botanic gardens are a beautiful, peaceful respite from a busy city. Well maintained, they offer something to even those who are not big garden fans. If keen the Guilfoyles volcano at one end of the gardens is well worth a look particularly if...More

Thank Susanlam2015
Reviewed 5 days ago

A lovely few hours can be spent looking around and relaxing in a tranquil setting. If you need to eat whilst visiting they have a nice cafe in grounds and it is so close to everything yet still feelings of spaciousness and serenitiy. A must...More

Thank jldrays
Reviewed 5 days ago

I had not been to the gardens for ages but with a visitor in town and good weather at last it was time to take walk through the gardens. What a joy! So many beautiful garden areas with points of interest. And a pleasant afternoon...More

Thank Atauro
Reviewed 5 days ago

Magnificent gardens, beautiful all year, peaceful, easy to get to on a tram, not far from city centre. And amazingly, FREE.

Thank Applecool
Reviewed 5 days ago

Nice to walk around , big lake and peaceful. Nice to sit on a bench and reflect. We didn't find it hard to park, but expect it would be at certain times.

Thank Helenmarj
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had a relaxing morning walk, big, peaceful, clean and beautiful. Varieties of trees and flowers. Don’t miss this when travelling to Melbourne.

1  Thank CelloB
Reviewed 6 days ago

Spent a pleasant afternoon wandering around here. There is food available and a good tourist shop. Well laid out grounds.

Thank Jacqui R
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Been a while since I've had coffee there but places like this tend to be very inconsistent with their quality of coffee depending on who is making the coffee.
Catherine B
6 November 2017|
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Response from RBGVictoria | Property representative |
Hi Catherine B, We have a great Children's Garden at Melbourne Gardens. I'm unable to paste the link here, but head to our website and search under "Attractions" under "Visit Melbourne". Hope to see you soon!