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Royal Botanic Gardens

  • Birdwood Ave. Map It
  • South Yarra
  • Garden/Arboretum

Published 07/22/2015

Fodor's 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.

Sight Information

Address:

Birdwood Ave., Melbourne, Victoria, 3141, Australia

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Phone:

03-9252–2300

Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Daily 7:30–sunset. Children's Garden: Wed.–Sun. 10–sunset (closed mid July–early Sept. for maintenance).

Published 07/22/2015

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