Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens – Peaceful, Beautiful and located just south of the Yarra River
Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens are among the finest of their kind in the world, having two locations: Melbourne and Cranbourne.
The Melbourne gardens lie in the heart of green parkland extending south of the Yarra River, about two kilometers from the CBD.
home to more than 10,000 plant species
Covering an area of 38 hectares, they are home to more than 10,000 plant species from around the globe, including many rare specimens.
Ian Potter Foundation Children’s Garden designed to encourage the next generation of gardeners.
Fern Gully Health and Wellbeing Garden, a tranquil spot to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.
The Aboriginal Heritage Walk explores the rich heritage of Indigenous Australians.
In the summer, live theater takes place in the gardens, and a moonlight cinema is set up. Rolling lawns, lakes, large trees, and abundant birdlife make this a beautiful spot to relax and enjoy a picnic or a traditional high tea at The Terrace café.
No matter what time of year you visit these beautiful gardens, this is one of the best free things to do in Melbourne.
Address: Birdwood Ave, South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria
Visit their official site: http://www.rbg.vic.gov.au/