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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Royal Botanic Gardens Reviews
The walk around the lake is really nice, hard to remember you’re in the middle of the city! Bring a camera! more »
Anyone who lives in Melbourne or visits Melb and doesn't spend time in these gardens is missing one of the best gardens in the world and a real treasure for the city. Give yourself time, take a book..... more »
If you're looking for peace and serenity, you'll find it here. The gardens are beautiful and well kept. The staff were friendly and helpful in the information centre. I took an Explore the Gardens tour and my guide Simon was knowledgeable and answered all my random questions. I got to learn about plants and the history of the gardens. I really liked it here. If you live or work close by, I would recommend coming here daily to just get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. All I can recommend though, if you're visiting, bring your own food. The cafes here are pricey.
Great place. Good to see how the place is managed. Spic and span and very helpful staff. Economical pricing makes it a regular tourist destination. Glad to see people from across the globe. Many locals even enjoy their evening out in this place. Great variations of Flora and fauna with some endangered species as well included in the list. Peaceful environment and the stroll through the park refreshes the mind and the body. Highly recommended place for visitors including tourists from all walks of life.
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