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“A treasure in the heart of Melbourne” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne

Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne
Birdwood Ave | South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia
+61 3 9252 2300
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Melbourne City Sights Morning Tour with Optional...
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Owner description: Visit Melbourne's inner-city oasis. More than 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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“A treasure in the heart of Melbourne”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

I simply love the Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne. Apart from the wide variety of flora it's a lovely retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life. Great place for a stroll or a picnic and the moonlight cinema is well worth a visit. The Children's garden is a must for the wee kiddies. It's one of the best Botanic Gardens ever.

Visited November 2012
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“walk around melbourne”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

The botanical gardens are a free part of the melbourne landscape which are a great way to relax and chill. the gardens do get their fair share of joggers and power walkers, dog walkers etc but everyone is getting on with their own lives and they all seem to be very happy. a great place to stop and have refreshments there is a great cafe in the gardens which was a welcome break.

Visited December 2012
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“A little bit of this and a little bit of that.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

Shady spots, sunny spots. Soft ground, hard ground, green ground, black ground, brown ground. Tall things, little things and in between in height things that may be black, or green or grey, or brown, or white things which may or may not be providing a home to a variety of creatures. And people of all sizes and ages getting around in all sorts of ways to enjoy this wonderful place some-one so long ago knew we would all love.

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“One of the best places in the city”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

I love going to the gardens at any time of year. Set aside an afternoon and explore. The gardens are large and worth at least an afternoon if not more...

Visited December 2012
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“Excellent day out for the family.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012 via mobile

Very beautiful, well laid out gardens. It has something for everyone. You can admire the flowers and plants, jog around the paths, do photography, entertain the children in the childrens garden, have a picnic etc etc.

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