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Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne

1000 Ballarto Rd, Cranbourne, Victoria 3977, Australia
+61 3 5990 2200
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Fantastic gardens

We have been to Cranbourne gardens twice in 3 mths - fantastic. Staff are very helpful... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Rhonda K
Melbourne, Australia

This unique experience was utterly thrilling. We highly recommend it. Even the coffee shop was... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Yarram, Australia
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1000 Ballarto Rd, Cranbourne, Victoria 3977, Australia
+61 3 5990 2200
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We have been to Cranbourne gardens twice in 3 mths - fantastic. Staff are very helpful & informative. The gardens are so great, very well designed and easy to move around. Take overseas friends/family there, they will love it.

Thank Rhonda K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This unique experience was utterly thrilling. We highly recommend it. Even the coffee shop was pleasant. X

1  Thank juliefrangipani777
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have risen past this place on numerous occasions and finally decided to visit. What a fantastic place for a walk. Take the family for a picnic, view the wildlife and generally enjoy the place. Will definitely be back.

Thank Tracy B
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

If you remember Coles cafeteria ? It's like that with Toorak price's being a picnic instead also the staff on the day I visited we're not very friendly it's cold and noisy

Thank gerardmcbryde
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Well set out, beauty at every turn, one of the most relaxing couple of hours (if you don't have a picnic). Kids loved it and couldn't wait to get to the next "corner" to explore another section. Only downer was that because of the rocky...More

Thank Barbara S
Reviewed 10 May 2017

You can walk for ages. Lots of cafes and picnic ops. Dont forget your camera and your feet may just get wet (your kids will definitely want to play in some water at some point). Mostly flat and easily accessible;e. Lots of car spaces to...More

1  Thank yvonne e
Reviewed 2 May 2017

We have been here a couple of times, it's one of our favourite places to take visitors. The gardens are set out in different landscapes and sections. They are so beautiful, even if you are not into gardening, you should enjoy a visit. Cranbourne should...More

2  Thank MitchMitch52
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Went to the gardens in the afternoon during the week and it was very quiet which we enjoyed. It is very different to anywhere else I've been and it is interesting to walk around the different areas. There were signs out to watch out for...More

1  Thank Annyachelle
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Very well presented array of native Australian vegetation. Generally impressive man made landscape. Excellent variety of plants. But most locals who have travelled around Australia a bit will have seen pretty much all of the plants before, just not in such surrounds. Worthwhile if you...More

Thank Paul D
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

I was blissfully unaware of this gem, a short 45min drive from our house. My wife had heard of it and suggested it as a family half day trip on Easter Monday. We had lunch at the cafe on site, and then walked around the...More

Thank Andrew J
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Does the cafe take reservations?
16 December 2016|
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Response from Sally B | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I'm not sure. I'd give them a call. They may.
Has the recent fire affected the gardens to the point where it isn't worth visiting?
29 November 2016|
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Response from dgoy10 | Reviewed this property |
Thanks for the tips guys. I did call the information centre and the fire that was there a couple weeks ago only really affected the South Gippsland Hwy around the corner. Botanical Gardens completely unaffected. Saw a couple... More
Michele B
Is this a good place for a family get together of about 50 for a BBQ? Is alcohol allowed?
24 November 2016|
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Response from JeanetteOsborn |
Definitely a great place to gather for picnics, heaps of room if you go right into the park BBQ area. It is seperate from entrance to the formal gardens. I'm not sure whether alcohol is allowed, but by memory I think we took... More