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Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Great Time to See Blooming Eucalyptus Trees and Kangaroo Paws

Wonderfully planned gardens make it easy for anyone to get around to see some of Australia's most... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Deborah D
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Sydney, Australia
One stop garden to see all Australian Native plants in one place

On the way down to Phillip Island, we were advised by locals to visit this place in the morning. We... read more

Reviewed 19 December 2018
CY_Chung
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Cranbourne Gardens | Enter via cnr Ballarto Road and Botanic Drive, Cranbourne, Victoria 3977, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Wonderfully planned gardens make it easy for anyone to get around to see some of Australia's most beautiful native plants in bloom. There are interesting displays for children, a nice cafe, a tempting gift shop and even a train for those who cannot walk around...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Deborah D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed the garden but a massive hiccup in the cafe which meant we waited at our tables for about 45 minutes. My wife and I are not normally ones to try and hurry up the kitchen, so I approached the waitress politely to ask how...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 19 December 2018

On the way down to Phillip Island, we were advised by locals to visit this place in the morning. We were surely not disappointed with the large variety of native plants found in Australia. When you enter the garden (the bonus is that it free...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank CY_Chung
Reviewed 15 December 2018

Lovely gardens showcasing Australia's beautiful plant life. You can easily understand how May Gibbs was inspired for her books. Guests can walk through or pay for a guided tram to go around the property. There is a nice cafe and gift store. You could stay...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank ljrdesign
Reviewed 13 December 2018 via mobile

Victoria is ready to know it for amazing gardens. Just 5 minutes from Cranbourne there is one of the most beautiful garden. With a natural reserve and coffee place and a lost of plants and trees to contemplate

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank pedromT9179HR
Reviewed 12 December 2018

Beautiful, well presented and very easy to walk around. It’s a wonderful Australian attraction. It’s free admission. Nice Cafe and Souvenir shop. We It’s free! Something to be proud of!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jramage2016
Reviewed 30 November 2018

How did I not know of this place before. A must do for families and couples. Make sure you get down there and try it.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank j0m11
Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

A real secret with locals. Don't let the location fool you, this is a world class botanical gardens.

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank happymammaa
Reviewed 15 November 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Hitchiker_bear
Reviewed 7 November 2018 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

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank fionarMelbourne
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columbus1964
12 December 2018|
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Response from Lina Z | Reviewed this property |
Hi, you can spend as long as you like here. I have averaged about 3-4 hours depending on what you are doing. Just walking around. Having a picnic. Or just a quick look and a bite to eat. Its totally up to you. Not sure... More
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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.
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Reilly3937
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Response from 1234trueblue | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I'm not sure. I'd give them a call. They may.
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