Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne, Cranbourne

#1 of 42 in Parks in Mornington Peninsula
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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne and many more Cranbourne attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Cranbourne attractions planning tool .
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  • After living many years in Melbourne we decided to visit when the weather was good. It is a great park with a formal part and one more national park style. The Australia Park part was fantastic with d...  more »
  • This an interesting garden to visit and get ideas for your garden. Nice to walk around but also worth paying to go on the open transport for a talk about the plants. The landscaping is really well don...  more »
  • Have visited the gardens on numerous occasions. Perfect to stroll thru gardens, well laid out, ideal if setting up a native garden as most plants named. Perfect for picnics and free to enter. If unabl...  more »
  • Great to visit and huge.. heaps of places to explore. Paddle stream is a must as is the home garden out the back. Best part is its free and heaps of walking tracks. A lookout is worth the walk with views of the SE and even the city can be seen.. did I say its free
  • Some years after it's creation the gardens have now settled down and the very imaginative varied designs which illustrate Australia's hugely varied flora. It's well worth a visit.
  • One of Melbournes best kept secrets - these gardens are absolutely amazing and might well be the best gardens in the state. Absolutely MUST visit.
  • I have visited here many times and there is always something new to see. Different plants flower at different times and contrast well against the many scenic backgrounds. It is a wonderland for photographers and gardeners.
  • Possibly the best botanical gardens in Victoria. So diverse and beautifully designed. Cranbourne Australian gardens always takes my breath away

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