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The 5 Most Gorgeous Gardens in Melbourne – Escape to Wonderland!

By Krishnamoorthy V - May 15, 2020
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Melbourne is the second-largest city in Australia, and it can be easy to lose track of how beautiful this city is, in the rush of day to day life. Commonly identified as a destination that has a close association with art & culture, This Coffee city is also known for being called the “ Garden State” of Victoria. Melbourne has the finest gardens in the country, providing a delightful time away from the hustle and bustle of city life to its visitors. Do you want to unwind and awaken your inner self with a good book? Do you want to have a fun and memorable picnic with your family? Well, here are the 5 gorgeous gardens in Melbourne that will let you do so. Read on…

Royal Botanic Gardens

The sundry Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne are a favorite spot for locals and tourists alike. Planned and built to showcase and conserve plants from both Australia and around the world, The gardens are a graceful place to walk, explore, or have a fun picnic. These gardens are just walking distance from the city center making them one of the most visited gardens. Some of the must-see attractions here include the restored Guilfoyle’s Volcano, which was made in 1876 and now displays cacti and succulents, plus the new Fern Gully – A shaded pathway that portrays ferns in all their forms. However, This place has something new to offer every time you visit with its diverse verdure. 

Visitor Information

  • Operational Hours: 9:00 AM till 5:00 PM
  • Address: Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne, Birdwood Avenue, South Yarra, VIC, Australia
  • Admissions: Free of Cost

Queen Victoria Gardens

A division of the Domain Parklands, The Queen Victoria Gardens stretches along St. Kilda Road, Starting from the Yarra river till the botanic gardens. The gardens were planned as a tribute to the Monarch who named the state, and two of its awe-inspiring statues depict Queen Victoria and her son, Edward VII. The sort out feature of this garden would be the floral clock, which has around seven thousand flowers and is remodeled twice a year. The breathtaking floral beds in the gardens create a  beautiful essence of colors and make the garden an ideal spot to escape the busy city buildings. 

Visitor Information

  • Operational Hours: Open 24 Hours
  • Address: Queen Victoria Gardens, St Kilda Rd, Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia
  • Admissions: Free of Cost
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Flagstaff Gardens

The Flagstaff Gardens have a divergence of being Melbourne’s first gardens, and the slightly grim honor of being the city’s first burial ground. A social hub since the 1840s, The garden is now a never-ending land of greenery for the city workers.  It’s beautiful lawns provide plenty of spots to enjoy the sun or eat in the shade and the thoughtfully placed chairs give a limited view of the port. This may not be a perfect hideout from the city life, but the gorgeous flora here creates a protective bubble from the fast-paced streets. 

Visitor Information

  • Operational Hours: Open 24 Hours
  • Address: Flagstaff Gardens, 309-311 William St, West Melbourne VIC 3003, Australia
  • Admissions: Free of Cost

Carlton Gardens

Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, The Carlton gardens is located north of Melbourne. The gardens were initially built for Melbourne’s 1880 International Exhibition, The peak of the sensational Melbourne age, and are now safeguarded as a memory of the International exhibition movement. Many items modeled for the occasion can still be found around the Royal Exhibition Building. Take a seat under the shady trees that stretches from the victoria street and transport yourself to a different era. 

Visitor Information

  • Address: Carlton Gardens,1-111 Carlton St, Carlton VIC 3053, Australia
  • Admissions: Free of Cost
  • Additional information: Approximately 10 Dollars fees if you would like a tour of the interior building.

Fitzroy Gardens

Established in the year 1860, the Fitzroy Gardens is one of the first gardens that was built in Melbourne for ‘respite and relaxation’. The arrays of trees and composed lakes are relaxing getaways from the usual touristy experiences. Home for a historically important scarred tree that depicts the European settlement, This garden is easily one of the must-visit places while at Melbourne. 

Visitor Information

  • Operational Hours: Open 24 Hours
  • Address: Fitzroy Gardens, Wellington Parade, East Melbourne VIC 3002, Australia
  • Admissions: Free of Cost
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If you are a nature enthusiast who loves to explore or if you have kids who love running around a beautiful backdrop, Then be sure to add a visit to either of these 5 gorgeous gardens in Melbourne while you visit Australia. Plan your trip to Australia with Pickyourtrail for the best deals and suggestions. You can also check out the available bundles on our Pickyourtrail Website

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