ROYAL BOTANICAL GARDENS | Pullman Melbourne City Centre
Royal Botanical Gardens People sitting by the lake on the grass on a sunny day


Royal Botanical Gardens People sitting by the lake on the grass on a sunny day
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Discover the Royal Botanic Gardens, one of Melbourne's oldest and most beloved attractions. Established in 1846, these gardens cover 38 hectares and showcase a vast array of plants from around the world, including many rare and endangered species.

For an enriching experience, consider the Aboriginal Heritage Walk (charges apply). Guided by a First Peoples guide, this tour offers insights into Aboriginal plant uses, customs, and their enduring connection to Country. Feel free to ask our friendly team for directions or assistance with booking the heritage walk.

A highlight of the gardens is the new Arid Garden, home to over 3,000 cacti and succulents. These unique plants display a variety of colors, flowers, and shapes. Interactive activities along the footpaths educate children about the importance of these plants in a warming climate.

The Children's Garden is another favorite, designed as an educational space where children of all ages and abilities can learn about the natural world through play and exploration. Annually, over 150,000 young visitors enjoy this vibrant and interactive garden.

Other notable features include Guilfoyle's Volcano, the Melbourne Observatory, the Tropical Glasshouse, and the Plant Craft Cottage. As you wander through the gardens, you'll encounter numerous lakes, islands, and sculptures, each adding to the natural beauty and tranquility of the site.

Open daily until sunset, the Royal Botanic Gardens provide a perfect setting for relaxation and exploration in the heart of Melbourne.