Royal Botanic Gardens | Melbourne - Open
The Royal Botanic Gardens is open at 7.30am every day of the year and closes when the sun goes down.
A few minutes from the city, entry is free.
If you are coming from outside the city take a train to Flinders Street Station. From Flinders Street you can get on the following trams: 3 5 8 16 64 67. Get off the tram at the Domain Road Interchange. Walk towards the Shrine of Remembrance and you will see the Observatory Buildings. The Observatory buildings are part of the Gardens. The Visitor Centre is located here and can be a good starting point. The Number 8 Tram can drop you close to Gate D.
You can ride the free Melbourne City Tourist Shuttle to the Royal Botanic Gardens. The Shuttle begins at the Melbourne Museum and runs every 15 minutes between 10-4pm daily. You can hop on and hop off at any of the 15 stops including the Royal Botanic Gardens.
2 3 and 4 hour parking is available in the streets surrounding the Gardens. Voucher machines operate in Birdwood Avenue South Yarra which is 15 minutes walk from the city centre. Disable Parking is available along Birdwood Avenue near D Gate and F Gate and along Alexandra Avenue near A Gate.
Autumn is a lovely time to visit the Botanic Gardens where you can see the seasons changing as trees shed their leaves. There are more than 50000 individual types of plants around which you can see by walking through the different collections including the beautiful Rose gardens or the cool Fern Gully. A walk around the Ornamental Lake is also great for exercising and bird watching.
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Happens: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday
Times: 7.30am - Sunset
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