Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne

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Over 10,000 species of native and exotic plants and animals inhabit a lush and immaculately kept landscape at Royal Botanic Gardens. Originally established in 1846 by Lieutenant Governor Charles La Trobe, the gardens today provide 38 hectares (94 acres) of colorful natural displays for you to wander among. The manmade Guilfoyle's Volcano serves as a reservoir and offers you a stunning view of the Melbourne skyline. The Ian Potter Foundation Children's Garden provides an engaging introduction to botany for kids, and the lake system hosts diverse aquatic species. If you visit during summer, special events happen on the grounds almost daily. To visit Royal Botanic Gardens and other attractions in Melbourne, use our Melbourne tour app .
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  • Nice gardens. Shame it isn’t open 24 hours. I was up early and had to wait for ages until they opened the gates. But once inside, it was a nice experience.  more »
  • Had a quick tour and wandered in the botanical garden of Melbourne. Beautifully landscaped and unenclosed park of 38 ha large. Free entrance. Definitely worth going to!
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