Experience the light, nature and wonder of Lightscape! The immersive Melbourne hit returns to transform Melbourne Gardens after dark with a reimagined trail and brand new installations.
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  • Secret Life of Birds

    On this guided walk, spot water birds nesting around Ornamental Lake and delight in the sights and sounds of the birds that call the Gardens home.
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  • Forest Therapy

    This guided wellbeing experience will bolster your mental and physical health by reducing stress levels, regulating pulse and blood pressure and elevating your mood.
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  • Birds in the Australian Garden

    Discover the wonderful world of the birds that call the Australian Garden home in this guided tour.
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  • Building for a Nature-Positive Future

    Join us at this panel event where we explore the future of cities and discuss the opportunity to co-design with and for nature, if nature was a key stakeholder at our table.
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  • Innovate RAP Launched

    Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria is proud to have launched its second Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) – and first Innovate RAP. For more information and to read the document, click the button below.
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Melbourne Gardens

  • Location

    Birdwood Avenue, Melbourne

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  • Open

    Daily: 7:30am - 5:30pm

    Visitor Centre: 9:30am - 5pm

    Children's Garden: 10am - 5:30pm (everyday during public or school holidays, Wed - Sun otherwise)

    Melbourne Gardens is open every day of the year.

    Please note that sections of Fern Gully at Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne are closed until further notice due to tree maintenance.

What's On at the Gardens

Australia’s Best Major Tourism Attraction

Voted ‘Australia’s Best Major Tourism Attraction’ at the QANTAS Australian Tourism Awards, and best Victorian Major Tourist Attraction for three years in a row, the heritage-listed Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne and the contemporary native Australian Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne, offer a plethora of unique outdoor experiences.

From a punt ride on the lake, or a relaxing picnic under the oaks, to a guided cultural walk or explorer bus ride along the many meandering trails, there’s always something new to enjoy.