Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne
- Type: Parks and Gardens
- Time to Spend: 1 to 2 hours
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Founded in the mid-1800s, the Royal Botanic Gardens encompass 89 acres of greenery. Some of its highlights include the rose and cacti gardens, the picturesque lakes, and the children's garden with its enormous vegetables. There are also convenient pathways, shaded benches, and picturesque monuments. Many previous visitors recommend finding a grassy knoll on which to enjoy a picnic.
Many say the Royal Botanic Gardens provide idyllic peace and quiet within the city. One TripAdvisor user says, "After spending the first half of the day on my feet […] it was nice to step into an amazing well kept green paradise on the edge of the hustle and bustle of the city."
The Royal Botanic Gardens are located just south of the city center, next to a bend in the Yarra River. Admission to the gardens is free, and they're open daily from 7:30 a.m. until sunset. For more information, visit the gardens' website.
Nearby Things To Do
Melbourne Cricket Ground0.7 miles away
National Gallery of Victoria0.7 miles away
City Circle Tram1.1 miles away
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The Hatton South Yarra0.5 miles away
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