Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne, Cranbourne
(4.7/5 based on 340+ reviews on the web)
Gigantic Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne sits on 145 hectares (360 acres). The landscaping is designed to accommodate interactive displays that let you walk through garden areas, cross over wetlands, and even play in water features. See large areas of native bush, heath, and other plants as well as contemporary sculptures. The red earth section brings the outback into the suburbs. You will see lots of birdlife, butterflies, and maybe even a wallaby. One area warns you to beware of snakes, so you might see one of those too. Shaded areas throughout the complex make walking a pleasure. Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Cranbourne Edition.
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TripAdvisor
  • A wonderful day out with free entry in to this Amazing Garden. Extrodinary plantings and use of water, rocks and winding pathways. There is a hop on hop off bus, we chose to walk and enjoyed seeing th...  more »
  • This is a 'must see' Australian experience. These extensive gardens showcase such a diverse range of native flora in a beautiful landscape. Highlights include water feature, stunning desert vista and ...  more »
  • These gardens are a must see for tourists, [particularly if they are interested in gardens. The fact that the gardens designer's entry into the Chelsea Flower show won the gold prize a couple of years...  more »
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  • Def. a great for a family to visit. A lot of different plants and beautiful flowers. The design of the garden is also very pleasant. It is new. I can see that it would become much more better in a few years. But it is still worth a visit at the current stage.
  • An outstanding natural resource that I'm so fortunate to live near. The award winning landscaped Australian Garden showcase the beauty and diversity of Australian plants. Stage one section of the gardens is already maturing well and more recently completed stage two area is going to be amazing as it grows. The preserved woodlands to the South East provide sanctuary for local flora and fauna. Excellent walking trails wend though various plant communities once common in the region. Great picnic area and playground at the Woodland Picnic Ground. Stringybark Picnic Ground is more secluded and the threatened Brown Bandicoot can often be spotted there.
  • An awesome spot to wander and get ideas for your own native gardens. Can get food at one of the two cafes or bring your own picnic and enjoy some time with family or friends.
  • A wonderful place. Such incredible variety of flora and native fauna as well. Not uncommon to see a wombat or echidna. Excellent cafe on site as well as gift shop celebrating all things native Australian and bush-like. The perfect place for a calm stroll or educational tour.
  • I am accustomed to the Royal Botanic Gardens near the city. It is like an english garden, the Cranbourne one is as classy and full of Australian natives. Fab