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Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria

Birdwood Ave | South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria 3004, Australia
+61 3 9252 2300
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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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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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“moonlight cinema” (109 reviews)
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Hours Today: 07:30 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Birdwood Ave | South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria 3004, Australia
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+61 3 9252 2300
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"children's garden"
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"plants and trees"
in 126 reviews
"moonlight cinema"
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"bird life"
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"different areas"
in 78 reviews
"sunny day"
in 144 reviews
"the heart of the city"
in 106 reviews
"few hours"
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"walk around"
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"yarra river"
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"couple of hours"
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"visiting melbourne"
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Reviewed yesterday

We never get bored coming here, whatever the season. There are always new discoveries and little adventures to be had with our little boy. Must have to be one of the better central city gardens on the planet!!!

Thank Anthony S
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Reviewed yesterday

Don't ever go here thinking you can spend an hour an see it. It will take all day. There are dozens of gardens, wetlands , birdlife a cafe.....Google it..

Thank Christopher T
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Royal Botanic Gardens are amazing The Gardens themselves are part of a much larger network of gardens south of the river, including the Kings Domain Gardens and the Shrine and its gardens. Great place for a picnic, see a movie, catch a play, walk...More

Thank Hanut D
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I have been in Melbourne several times and is always visiting the Botanic Garden. It so wonderful to sit on the grass near the water with birds and beautiful trees and flowers.

Thank federspiel108
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Excellent place to get away from the hurly burly of the city. Beautiful picnic areas, cafes, grassy lawns, childrens garden.

Thank vetdoc1972
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Reviewed 2 days ago

In the middle of Melbourne you have beautiful gardens, so well kept and large. You can escape the busy city centre and take time to chill and gather your thoughts. Nice cafe in there too.

Thank Mary P
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We took a lovely stroll through here in the afternoon and it was absolutely beautiful. Lots to see and so much diversity in the plants and landscapes. Such a lovely place to escape the noise and hustle and bustle of the city. So easy to...More

Thank SealWoods
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Reviewed 4 days ago

nice relaxing way to spend a morning or afternoon walking on the sealed paths ,nice fauna bit boring for a garden though

Thank Mikewizowski
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Large gardens full of surprises around every corner. Great café and lake and nice views from the Temple of the Winds.

Thank Owen B
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Very nice place, peaceful and full of things to discover, just close to the city center. The trip over the park is just terrific

Thank Jean-Marc P
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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!
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raiemoss
31 October 2017|
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Response from RBGVictoria | Property representative |
Hi raiemoss, The Garden Explorer bus departs from the bus stop by Oak Lawn every hour on weekends from 11am. If you have any further questions, please call our Visitor Centre 03 9252 2429.
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Thanh N
6 October 2017|
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Response from Vlaďka D | Reviewed this property |
It is a nice 15 min. walk from the city (where the free tram zone is). Anyway you can also get closer, for example by trams going along St Kilda Road (St Kilda direction).
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