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Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria

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Impressive; the largest botanic garden devoted to Australian Plants

Situated in a former sand quarry, the garden reflects the wide expanse of country Australia, the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Country Victoria, Australia
Excellent place to visit and relax

Visited here for the first time. There is the “Australian Garden” and this is surrounded by... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Cranbourne Gardens | Enter via cnr Ballarto Road and Botanic Drive, Cranbourne, Victoria 3977, Australia
+61 3 5990 2200
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Situated in a former sand quarry, the garden reflects the wide expanse of country Australia, the heathlands, woodlands, wetlands, rock escarpments and deserts with their diverse plant species. 45 km south east of Melbourne; opened in May 2006 covers 363 hectares. Wide meandering paths, strong...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The gardens are beautiful and it’s a lovely walk around. The downside is the staff are so rude. The bus that goes around the gardens was about to drive into my daughter and I, to get out of the way the only place we could...More

Thank fionarMelbourne
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here for the first time. There is the “Australian Garden” and this is surrounded by parkland and 10 kms+ of walking tracks. Entry is free. While we just went for the walk, there are dozens of places to sit down and relax and have...More

1  Thank emtnems
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We didn’t see any but had a wonderful visit on a beautiful spring afternoon. Enjoyed a light lunch with a good selection of Australian fare at the cafe before a walk around the Australian Gardens. Good selection of native fauna that varies with each season....More

Thank Leanne S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Cranbourne royal botanic gardens on a lovely sunny day. They have a few walking trails and art installations. We loved the brunch we had at the cafe, the coffee was great too.

Thank vishvis
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Beautiful garden with many flowers but so difficult to find : we lost one hour, 3Gps showing wrong ways to arrive on site.

1  Thank mcj22
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

This is a regular school holiday outing particularly in the spring/summer. It is absolutely gorgeous, stunning gardens and a fabulous walking track meandering through the park. There is also a lovely rock pool for the kids to wade in.

Thank Kel T
Reviewed 29 September 2018

Before describing all the things we enjoyed I'll note a couple of not wonderful things. I'll own up also to always checking other reviews on places - but I read the ones that score 1/5 or terrible - to see what caused people so much...More

2  Thank AB2310AB
Reviewed 29 September 2018

With young children in tow we visited these gardens, expecting pretty much the same as other gardens, green lawns, manicured garden beds and plants that never look like the ones you have at home. What we found was plenty of space, very Australian plants in...More

Thank PeterMVic
Reviewed 10 September 2018

This Australian 'bush' garden in its original state! Is amazing. It also has, what I like to refer to as "the red garden" a must see. I find the gardens very relaxing and peaceful. A great place to walk around, there is even a lookout....More

1  Thank Lina Z
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bianca w
30 May 2018|
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Response from X6343DJsuem | Reviewed this property |
No pets allowed, sorry. Too many Aussie natives.
16 December 2016|
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Response from Sally B | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I'm not sure. I'd give them a call. They may.
29 November 2016|
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Response from dgoy10 | Reviewed this property |
Thanks for the tips guys. I did call the information centre and the fire that was there a couple weeks ago only really affected the South Gippsland Hwy around the corner. Botanical Gardens completely unaffected. Saw a couple... More