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Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria

Open Now: 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Aboriginal Heritage Walk - Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria
from $25.75*
Aboriginal Heritage Walk - Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria
from $25.75*
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“plants and trees”(123 reviews)
“moonlight cinema”(111 reviews)
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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Birdwood Ave | South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria 3004, Australia
+61 3 9252 2300
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Reviewed today via mobile

The feeling of getting away from it all but still close to the city Best of both worlds Lovely to walk around or just sit and have a coffee and enjoy the summer sunshine CoastπŸ˜πŸ‘β˜•πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ

Thank Lchf66
Reviewed today via mobile

Great place to meet a friend, have a picnic or first date. Really pretty and amazing on a sunny day. Toilets can be a little bit and miss so maybe consider that before you put your rug down and drink a few litres of water....More

Thank BecSunChaser
Reviewed today

The garden is well laid out with an ornamental lake in the centre. There is a vast range of plants from all over the world. There is no charge for entry. We had a sandwich in the cafe by the lake. The birds can be...More

Thank Lyn B
Reviewed yesterday

An oasis in the city. Even though we went on a Saturday it was quiet and tranquil. Family oriented. Lots of variety.

Thank holidaysforus
Reviewed yesterday

we strolled beautifully kept paths around a picture postcard lake, complete with punters in period dress poling visitors around. Trees and bushes were conveniently named, and all beautifully kept. And free. A lovely day in Melbourne

Thank Phyllis C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our guide walked us through the grounds ,stopping at trees and plants to tell us stories or useful remedies about each species.We were welcomed with a smoke ceremony and given a lemongrass drink at the end.Our guide gave us the sad history of Aboriginal life...More

Thank wendyb429
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We travel extensively and we love wandering around cities. There is tremendous growth in many of those cities we have visited and the traffic noise and volumes are growing. It is so lovely to walk through botanical gardens where we can escape all the chaos....More

Thank judy k
Reviewed yesterday

A beautiful view around every corner, each view seeming better than the last. Plenty of grass oases to stretch out on. Only downside, a very long queue at the cafe. Only wanted coffee and did not see that there was another section around the back...More

Thank Hazel F
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It was a great little walk. I learnt heaps from Den. He was very funny and we all had a marvellous Sunday morning. Ending with a cuppa. A must do when in Melbourne. I’ll bring the kids next time.

Thank Uyenvy
Reviewed yesterday

We came here to fill in some time on a sunny Saturday morning, its a beautiful peaceful place, not crowded, great paths

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September 20, 2018|
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Response from Yvette P | Reviewed this property |
There is no entry fee. No specific parking but plenty of street parking or trams around the area
June 23, 2018|
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Response from DustyMilo17 | Reviewed this property |
Been a while since I've had coffee there but places like this tend to be very inconsistent with their quality of coffee depending on who is making the coffee.
Catherine B
November 5, 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!