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Royal Botantical Gardens Melbourne

Explore the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne…

With its peaceful lakes, amazing views and exciting plant collections the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne are a place of continual discovery and delight. Breathe deep and fill your lungs with the goodness of the freshest air from the heart of Melbourne’s city centre at the Royal Botanic Gardens. Attracting over 1.8 million visitors annually, the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne is a treasured part of the cities cultural life and a valuable asset to the heritage-rich city.

Attracting over 150,000 young visitors each year the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne is home to the Ian Potter Foundation Children’s Garden. The kids can run free through the wetland area and bamboo forest, crawl through the living plant tunnel and climb over rocks in the ruin garden. An opportunity to discover their natural world, all in the center of the Melbourne CBD.

For the garden lover the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne is home to over 50,000 plants from around the world. With amazing and diverse plant collections such as camellias, rainforest flora, succulents and cacti, roses, Californian species, herbs, perennials, cycads and plants from Southern China.

For the nature lover the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne also provide a natural sanctuary for native wildlife such as the black swans, eels, bellbirds, cockatoos and kookaburras.

Take the opportunity to:

  • Settle in for a spot of bird watching
  • Check out the Gardens Shop for botanical inspired souvenirs
  • Join a guided walk, start at the visitor centre to find out what is on
  • Take a picnic to enjoy on the lawns or eat at one of two cafes
  • Jump aboard the Garden Explorer and wind your way around the 38 hectares of the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne as you enjoy the live commentary

Other highlights of the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne include the National Herbarium, Tropical Hothouse, Plant Craft Cottage and the Guilfoyle’s Volcano water reservoir.

During the warmer months, the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne becomes a vibrant cultural venue with outdoor cinema, theatre performances, and exhibitions regularly scheduled. Make sure you check what events coincide with your stay in Melbourne.

The Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne are open every day of the year from 7:30am til dusk and are just a short 10 minute walk, down St Kilda Road, from Flinders Street Station.

Punthill Apartment Hotels have accommodation nestled in three areas of the Melbourne CBD each within easy walking distance of the gardens. For affordable 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments close to the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne contact us today or book online for Punthill Flinders Lane, Punthill Little Bourke and Punthill Manhattan.