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Gorgeous Gardens to Visit in Melbourne

19 Nov 2017

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Escape the city this weekend with Melbourne’s most stunning gardens!

Whether you pack a picnic for the family or take some time to yourself, these public gardens in Melbourne offer a beautiful backdrop for a blooming good weekend.

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria – Birdwood Ave, South Yarra

With gorgeous displays of exotic and native plants and flowers, the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria are a popular spot for Melbourne locals and visitors alike. Here you can discover over 8,500 plant species across 38 hectares.

Explore the Arid Garden, take a wander down the Australian Forest Walk, and discover the Rare and Threatened Species Collection; Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria is home to 31 distinct plant collections to enjoy.

National Rhododendron Garden – The Georgian Rd, Olinda

Featuring vibrant blooms in every colour of the rainbow, the National Rhododendron Garden is a wonderland of natural beauty. Wear your walking shoes and enjoy the 5km round-trip of the gardens, or find an area to relax on the expansive lawn.

Home to Mountain Ash trees, the tallest flowering trees in the world, you’ll have no trouble finding a shady spot for a picnic.

Maranoa Gardens – Yarrbat Ave, Balwyn

Discover unique plants from all over the world at the little-known Maranoa Gardens. From rainforest to woodland and arid regions, there’s a wide range of plants to discover. And they’re all labelled, so you can learn a little something along the way.

Take your favourite book and relax on one of the many park benches.

Schwerkolt Cottage and Gardens – 2-10 Deep Creek Rd, Mitcham

This stunning pioneer stone cottage surrounded by lush gardens will have you feeling like you’re in a time-warp. Schwerkolt Cottage and Gardens is the perfect place to escape busy city life and get back to nature.

It features barbecue facilities and a children’s playground, making it perfect for your weekend family outing.

Alfred Nicholas Memorial Gardens – 1A Sherbrooke Rd, Sherbrooke

Just a 1-hour drive from the city, the Alfred Nicholas Memorial Gardens are a must-do daytrip for all Melbournians. Enjoy shady pathways under towering Mountain Ash trees, marvel at the collection of colourful flowers and lush shrubs, and kick back beside the picturesque lake.

The Alfred Nicholas Memorial Gardens are a great place to walk your dog, too – just make sure they’re on a leash!

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