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Royal Botanic Gardens

Royal Botanic Gardens Review

Within its 100 acres are 12,000 species of native and imported plants and trees, sweeping lawns, and ornamental lakes populated with ducks and swans that love to be fed. The Children's Garden is a fun and interactive place for kids to explore. Summer brings alfresco performances of classic plays, usually Shakespeare, and children's classics like Wind in the Willows, as well as the popular Moonlight Cinema series. The present design and layout were the brainchild of W.R. Guilfoyle, curator and director of the gardens from 1873 to 1910.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Birdwood Ave., South Yarra, Melbourne, VIC 3141 | Map It
  • Phone: 03/9252–2300
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: Daily 7:30–sunset. Children's Garden: Wed.–Sun. 10–sunset (closed mid July–early Sept. for maintenance).
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  • Location: South Yarra–Prahran
Updated: 01-15-2014

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