Fitzroy Gardens was named after Sir Charles Augustus Fitzroy, Governor of New South Wales and Governor-General of the Australian Colonies.
The Gardens have a long history of over 150 years, few other capital cities can boast such a significant garden so close to the City's centre.
As crown land the City of Melbourne are the custodians to preserve and oversee this magnificent garden, visited by over 2 million local, interstate and international visitors each year, it is one of the major attractions in Melbourne.
Seemingly, since the beginning of time, families have spent lazy days at the Fitzroy Gardens with so much to do and see... the delightful Fairies Tree, the recently renovated Tudor Village, The Conservatory and not forgetting Captain Cooks' Cottage.
See the links below (Also See) for more information about each of these features.
The Conservatory is open every day, 9am - 5pm. (5.30pm daylight saving)
Display 1 Hydrangea / Fuchsia November - February
Display 2 Tuberous Begonia / Gloxinia February - April
Display 3 Tropical / Pointsettia April - July
Display 4 Cineraria / Cyclamen July - September
Display 5 Schizanthus / Calceolaria September
A great day out to be had by all...
Opened in December 2014, the new centre provides information services including free maps and brochures, informative touch displays, and acts as a base for a range of programs and walks in the Fitzroy Gardens.
Speak with our friendly team about current events, attractions and more, purchase your Cooks' Cottage tickets and merchandise, and enjoy the free wifi and cafe facilities.
Fitzroy Gardens Guide
City of Melbourne's excellent guide to exploring Fitzroy Gardens highlights to explore on your next visit.
1. Visitor Centre
2. Glasshouses and Propagator’s Cottage
4. Cooks’ Cottage
5. Scarred Tree
6. Stream and fern gully
7. Sinclair’s Cottage
8. Fairies’ Tree
9. Model Tudor Village
10. Hotham Walk
11. Elm tree avenues
12. The Mound and Pond
13. Dolphin Fountain
14. Grey Street Walk
15. Grey Street Fountain
16. The old band pavilion (Bandstand)
18. River God Fountain
Open daily from 9am to 5pm | Closed Christmas Day
❊ Address & Contact ❊
⊜ Wellington Parade East Melbourne | Map
❊ Web Links ❊
→ Fitzroy Gardens
❊ Also See... ❊
→ Cooks' Cottage
→ Cooks' Cottage | Open & Tours
→ Fairies Tree | Fitzroy Gardens
→ The Pavilion | Fitzroy Gardens
→ Treasury Gardens
→ Tudor Village
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