Attracting over 1.8 million visitors annually, the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria is a treasured part of Melbourne's cultural life and a valuable asset to the heritage-rich city. With its stunning vistas, tranquil lakes and diverse plant collections, the Gardens are a place of continual discovery and delight.
The Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria offers engaging tours including the Aboriginal Heritage Walk, Garden Discovery Tours and punting on the tranquil Ornamental Lake, all set against a beautiful backdrop and just moments from the city.
These beautiful Gardens are home to amazing and diverse plant collections such as camellias, rainforest flora, succulents and cacti, roses, Californian species, herbs, perennials, cycads and plants from Southern China. Guilfoyle's Volcano in the Gardens offers visitors a fabulous precinct to explore.
The Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria also provide a natural sanctuary for native wildlife such as the black swans, eels, bell birds, cockatoos and kookaburras.
The popular Children's Garden has everything that children could want to help them discover the natural world: plant tunnels that they can crawl through, rocks that they can climb and a bamboo forest in which they can hide.
The Garden Explorer people mover is a relaxing way to discover the Gardens. Enjoy live commentary as you wind your way around the Gardens.
At Observatory Gate, the Visitor Centre is the meeting place for all tours. Information Officers inform visitors about special features, tours and activities to suit their needs. Visitors can enjoy the magnificent Gardens whilst feasting on delicious meals at the Terrace Tearooms and Jardin Tan.
The award-winning Gardens Shop is the place to shop for botanical-inspired souvenirs and gifts including stationery, skincare, books and greeting cards.
During the warmer months, the Royal Botanic Gardens becomes a vibrant cultural venue with outdoor cinema, theatre performances, and exhibitions regularly scheduled.Visit Website
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