• Numinous Bloom

    Numinous Bloom is an interactive mechanical garden for all ages featuring triggered animatronics, sound and light.
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  • Butterfly House

    Puppetry, performance and visual art collide to deliver a playful work that is bound to leave you more appreciative of creepy crawlies. The suggested age range is 3 to 10 years accompanied by an adult.
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    Returning in 2023 after a sell-out season in 2022, Lightscape is an extraordinary, after-dark experience at Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne.
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  • Entry into VTIC Hall of Fame

    Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria has won the Major Tourist Attraction category at the Victorian Tourism Industry Awards - for the third year in a row!
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Cranbourne Gardens

  • Location

    Bunurong Country

    Ballarto Road and Botanic Drive, Cranbourne

  • Open

    Daily 9am to 5pm

    (last entry 4:30pm)

    Visitor Centre: 9am - 4:30pm

    Closed on Christmas Day

    All abilities access to the Australian Garden is via the ramp only until Feb 2023 while we install a new lift.

    Boon Wurrung Café will be closed on the 6th and 7th of February. The Kiosk will be open on both of these days between 9am and 3pm.

Cranbourne Gardens Visitor Centre Refurbishment

As part of the Eco-Tourism Infrastructure funding received from the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions, Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria is refurbishing the Visitor Centre at Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne for improved visitor access and amenity.

The project will be completed in January 2023.

All visitor services are available from our pop-up visitor centre found in the Auditorium at the bottom of the stairs to the Australian Garden.

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.