Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne, Cranbourne

Categories: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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4.7/5 based on 320+ 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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  • Amazing display of vegetation and habitats from all over Australia in spacious well set out surroundings,quaint little nooks. Well worth the drive out and child and disabled friendly 
  • Spectacular display of Australian native plants in a beautiful setting. Truly a great place to visit to get garden ideas...the plants and the hard landscaping are a credit to those who have designed a...  read more »
  • I've been to the Australia Garden perhaps 20 times over the past 5 years, in all weather and Seasons. It truly is a tribute to those who originally envisioned it, and to those who now manage and overs...  read more »
  • 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.
  • Fantastic place, great place to walk or view the brilliant gardens. Can't recommend it enough. Take the kids!
  • Australia Garden is fantastic. Quite new in terms of a botanical garden, the areas are still filling out or being planted but it is still stunning. Has great water play area for kids to get their feet wet and bean bag area for relaxing and reading books. Volunteers avaliable to have a chat about plants you're interested in. Best of all its free! 30-40 min drive from inner Melbourne.
  • Amazing!!!!! Never knew they existed, well worth the trip for us. A fantastic day out, take a picnic or eat at the cafe. You could definitely spend all day here.
  • Very impressive! Had a great first visit, some truly magnificent plants in a wonderful sculptural vista. Staff were friendly, well informed and the plant expertise delivered simply to the novice gardner (me). We will be back.
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