Queen Victoria Gardens
The Queen Victoria Gardens are part of the Domain Parklands, taking up a peaceful triangle of land just across St Kilda Road from the Arts Centre Melbourne.
Features trees and flowerbeds set in manicured lawns, roses and flowering shrubs, ornamental ponds, monuments to Queen Victoria and King Edward VII, the Janet Lady Clarke rotunda, the Floral Clock; and various sculptures.
The Queen Victoria Gardens, which are set out on 4.5 hectares opposite the Victorian Arts Centre in St Kilda Road, are Melbourne's memorial to Queen Victoria.
The gardens feature trees, roses, flowering shrubs, ponds and flower beds set in manicured lawns. There is a large emphasis on floral displays.
Located within the gardens are ornamental ponds and monuments to Queen Victoria and King Edward VII. The Janet Lady Clarke Rotunda is a bandstand erected in memory of a 19th century philanthropist who worked for the welfare of women.
The main feature of the gardens is a superb floral clock with 7000 flowering and bedding plants located in front of the King's memorial. The plants are changed twice yearly. The clock was given to the City of Melbourne in 1966 as a decorative timepiece by a group of Swiss watchmakers.
The Queen Victoria Gardens are also known for their artwork's, including Paul Montfords Water Nymph, which is set in the smaller pond, and two marble busts by Theodore Fink. A contemporary piece by The Genie , a sculpture designed for children to touch and play on.
The Gardens are a part of Domain Parklands
❊ Address & Contact ❊
⊜ Queen Victoria Gardens Melbourne | Map
❊ Web Links ❊
→ Queen Victoria Gardens
❊ Also See... ❊
→ Melbourne CLOCKS
→ Domain Parklands
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