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“An oasis of calm” 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...
Ranked #4 of 489 things to do in Melbourne
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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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Bucks England
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“An oasis of calm”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

We picnicked here with friends and the setting is perfect. the grounds are beautifully set out and there always seems to be an area of solitude. Walking here provides the perfect escape from the hustle of the City.

Visited February 2013
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“Beautiful Gardens”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

I found the grounds very well kept. It is a nice quiet walk with excellent views of the Exhibition building.

Visited February 2013
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“Best botanical garden”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Beautiful landscaping, great paths, lovely lake, beautiful trees and plants, great cafes, great location.

Visited February 2013
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“Beautiful picturesque gardens”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

My husband & I had our wedding photos done here. So many beautiful plants & wildlife. Its like stepping into another time. you would never know you were in the city. Great to go for just a picnic or a romantic walk.

Visited November 2012
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“TRANQUILITY IN THE HEART OF TOWN”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

These gardens have a bounty of secluded areas that can only be found by exploration, and those that are not secluded are breathtakingly beautiful.
A great place to picnic with friends, wedding ceremony, celebrate birthdays, or simply to lay on the grass and watch the puffs of clouds roll by.
Whether you walk around the 'tan' or through it - it's glorious any time of the day.
Whether you visit by yourself or with friends - still enjoyable.
I live locally and visit the Gardens every other day - it's my backyard and I LOVE IT!

Visited February 2013
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