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Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria

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An Australian Botanic Garden!

This Australian 'bush' garden in its original state! Is amazing. It also has, what I like to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lina Z
Melbourne, Australia
Has Grown on Me!

First visit 7 years ago left me with with the impression of wide exposed sprawling "space... read more

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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 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First visit 7 years ago left me with with the impression of wide exposed sprawling "space" resplendent with architectural modern art installations with native flora interspered betwixt - those fairly unsuitable for suburban backyards. Ok..ok..don't curse me for having no knowledge of natives. I did...More

Thank Traveller88Melbourne
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

We couldnt believe such a beautiful park so closeby and its free. The day we went there was a bit overcast but we were captivated by the Red sand garden followed by river pond and many more surprise uni gardens setup. Absolutely fall in love...More

Thank Waiske
Reviewed 14 August 2018

The botanical gardens in Cranbourne, are a gorgeous free attraction. It’s beautifully set out gardens, reflecting native Australian plants of varying ages, development and regions. It’s based in south east suburb of Cranbourne, although there is a train to Cranbourne from the city, getting to...More

Thank Lyn C
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Visiting the gardens on a warm day was great. We found a little water play area and the kids had a ball (so did he adults) we then walked around for about an hour around the lake and gardens was stunning.

Thank emilymarshall92
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Its a Small visit .Nice place with family for weekends .well maintained .Good staff too.Just 7 km from cranbourn police station.

Thank Negin A
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

had a very interesting walk through about hslf of gardens. little ones got tired. good display of trees and landscapes. woul recommend it but allow yourself a lot of time to enjoy

Thank pam h
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

Free entry to this beautiful landscaped gardens of Australia. Plenty to see while you enjoy a pleasant walk for all senses. Stop and look and smell the air. You will see birds feeding on flowers during Winter. So many colours not just from the flowers...More

Thank luvurhome2
Reviewed 30 June 2018

The first we saw was red dirt with bushes and plants from the North. I was so fascinated by it. This Botanic garden is quite modern and attractive! Wherever i looked, it was beautiful. We explored everything and we hope to come back again. There...More

Thank Robby G C
Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

Love this place. So important as both a showcase of Australian plants and wildlife corridor. Always something new to look at. Will keep going back

Thank Hannah L
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bianca w
30 May 2018|
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Response from Sue M | 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