Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne

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#1 of 48 in Parks in Melbourne
Over 10,000 species of native and exotic plants and animals inhabit a lush and immaculately kept landscape at Royal Botanic Gardens. Originally established in 1846 by Lieutenant Governor Charles La Trobe, the gardens today provide 38 hectares (94 acres) of colorful natural displays for you to wander among. The manmade Guilfoyle's Volcano serves as a reservoir and offers you a stunning view of the Melbourne skyline. The Ian Potter Foundation Children's Garden provides an engaging introduction to botany for kids, and the lake system hosts diverse aquatic species. If you visit during summer, special events happen on the grounds almost daily. To visit Royal Botanic Gardens and other attractions in Melbourne, use our Melbourne tour app .
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  • There are still room to improve on the scenic even though it looks naturally beautiful. So part of the garden will need some housekeeping.  more »
  • Lovely place to stroll and enjoy the gardens on any day. Just dress for the weather ie all seasons in Melbourne. Take a book, picnic or just stroll. With or without kids is fine, there are plenty of p...  more »
  • The gardens are quite large bit well worth spending a couple of hours wandering around. We went to the cafe first and had some really good coffee, then we wandered around the park. There are loads of ...  more »
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