Fitzroy Gardens
Fitzroy Gardens
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Fitzroy Gardens is one of Melbourne’s most historic and beautiful Gardens. Originally set aside as a reserve in 1848, the layout follows a classic Victorian–era design, featuring pathways lined with magnificent Elm trees, and a variety of flowers, ornamental shrubs and trees which together with extensive lawns create a diverse and layered landscape. Points of interest include the magnificent floral displays in the Spanish mission style Conservatory. Cooks Cottage, a scarred tree, the Fairies’ Tree and model tudor village, sculptures, fountains and a stormwater cleaning and re-use system. The Fitzroy Gardens visitor centre provides tourism information and entry tickets to Cooks Cottage. A free guided walking tour departs from the visitor centre every Saturday at 10am. Refreshments are available from KereKere cafe at the visitor centre.
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  • DordogneAnglais
    Cambridge, United Kingdom80 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Delightful place for a walk, a sit, a break and a chance to spot some wildlife
    I stayed in Melbourne just over a week and visited Fitzroy Gardens almost every day that I was there. The weather was a little less than brilliantly sunny, but everything else about the place is just wonderful. The gardens themselves are interesting, beautiful, peaceful and very very well-kept. Cook's Cottage and the little tourist shop/cafe are perfectly pleasant, and so are the fountains, Fairy tree, conservatory, but for me, it was the wildlife that made it. I didn't see any possums, although they are apparently fairly commonplace, but I did see a kookaburra and plenty of other birds I would never see in UK. Nearby Treasury Gardens are almost as good. Just lovely.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 26 May 2023
  • dadoo
    Estero, Florida45 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a visit
    This is a very pretty garden that is a nice visit if you're staying several days in Melbourne. It's peaceful and quiet, and a good low key couple of hours. The conservatory is quite small, and the plants are not identified, so that's a small criticism. I wouldn't travel halfway around the planet just for this, but it's definitely worth a look
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 17 January 2024
  • deepseadiverandpilot
    Melbourne, Australia20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Serene and Peaceful
    These gardens are a hidden treasure, peaceful and serene, beuatifully maintained a credit to the gardeners. The fairy tree has magical qualities and it requires a number of visits to fully understand, if you believe in fairies, this a centre piece of their world here. It has, had some welcome additions over the years but not to much. Close to the City but miles away in peace and quiet to cleanse your soul.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 February 2024
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platypus150
Melbourne, Australia27,836 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
Next to the Treasury Gardens is the much larger Fitzroy Gardens. These have more features (such as Captain Cooks Cottage, Kiosk, Conservatory), but the tall trees and extensive lawns are a shared feature
Written 26 February 2024
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deepseadiverandpilot
Melbourne, Australia20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
These gardens are a hidden treasure, peaceful and serene, beuatifully maintained a credit to the gardeners.
The fairy tree has magical qualities and it requires a number of visits to fully understand, if you believe in fairies, this a centre piece of their world here. It has, had some welcome additions over the years but not to much. Close to the City but miles away in peace and quiet to cleanse your soul.
Written 10 February 2024
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dadoo
Estero, FL45 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
This is a very pretty garden that is a nice visit if you're staying several days in Melbourne. It's peaceful and quiet, and a good low key couple of hours. The conservatory is quite small, and the plants are not identified, so that's a small criticism. I wouldn't travel halfway around the planet just for this, but it's definitely worth a look
Written 18 January 2024
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Steve W
Sheffield, UK11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
It’s always further to walk than it looks, but a worthwhile relaxation close to the city. Don’t miss Captain Cooks Cottage.
Written 21 August 2023
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soundsverygood
South Pole425 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
After some of the grungy streets of Melbourne it was nice to wander through the park from north to south stopping via the conservatory.
Written 20 August 2023
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JnVSydney
Greater Sydney, Australia18,557 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
Within walking distance of the CBD, stands this beautiful open green space, with old tree lined walking avenues, ponds and the odd cascade, also home, to Captain Cooks, english residence, and a lovely conservatory, definitely a must visit.
Written 13 July 2023
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2CAtravelers
Brattleboro, VT878 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
This is a beautiful place for a stroll, a picnic lunch, or even just to read a book. It's a lovely space just east of the CBD and adjacent to the Pullman on the Park hotel where you could easily go for some refreshments.
Written 1 June 2023
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Questovia
Wells, ME1,171 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Friends
I was dazzled by the beauty of these gardens and the lovely conservatory with its profusion of colorful flowers. There are lovely paved walks and ample opportunities to sit for a bit and enjoy this beautiful garden in the city.
Written 30 May 2023
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DordogneAnglais
Cambridge, UK80 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
I stayed in Melbourne just over a week and visited Fitzroy Gardens almost every day that I was there. The weather was a little less than brilliantly sunny, but everything else about the place is just wonderful. The gardens themselves are interesting, beautiful, peaceful and very very well-kept. Cook's Cottage and the little tourist shop/cafe are perfectly pleasant, and so are the fountains, Fairy tree, conservatory, but for me, it was the wildlife that made it. I didn't see any possums, although they are apparently fairly commonplace, but I did see a kookaburra and plenty of other birds I would never see in UK. Nearby Treasury Gardens are almost as good. Just lovely.
Written 26 May 2023
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Brian C
Melbourne, Australia13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
Lovely gardens, great cafe, lovely pond to sit and have a cake, bargain price, really lovely to see and enjoy nature at its best.
Written 5 May 2023
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