Alexandra Gardens, Melbourne

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The Alexandra Gardens are located on the south bank of the Yarra River, opposite Federation Square and the Melbourne Central Business District, in Victoria, Australia. The Gardens are bounded by the Yarra River to the north, Princes and Swan street bridges, with Queen Victoria Gardens and Kings Domain across Alexandra Avenue to the south. The gardens are part of the Domain parklands which stretch to the Royal Botanic Gardens and were first laid out in 1901, under the direction of Carlo Catani, Chief Engineer of the Public Works Department. They are listed on the Victorian Heritage Register due to their historical and archaeological significance.Domain ParklandsAlexandra Gardens are part of a larger group of parklands directly south-east of the city, between St. Kilda Road and the Yarra River known as the Domain Parklands, which includes; The Royal Botanic Gardens Kings DomainAlexandra Gardens Queen Victoria GardensHistoryFrom the time of European settlement of Melbourne in 1835, the area of the gardens were used for timber cutting, cattle grazing and as a brickmakers’ field. Regular flooding occurred, until a new channel for the Yarra River was dug from 1896 to 1900 to straighten and widen the river. The spoil was used to fill the swampy lagoons and brickmakers pits and raise the height of the river bank where Alexandra Gardens now stands. Landscaping occurred immediately, and the gardens were planned and laid out for the visit of the Duke of York in May 1901.
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  • Running upstream from Princes Bridge, the Alexandra Gardens have a great combination of flowers, grass and river views. Nice for an early morning walk.  more »
  • We walked through this park on our way to AO, it is where Midsumma Festival is held. It is a lovely walk along past the boat sheds and right near Federation Square and Southbank and and across the roa...  more »
  • We visited on a Pride day and the whole place was buzzing. Lovely atmosphere and a beautiful park by the Yarra River. This is the view from the Eureka tower.  more »
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  • Good place for family time. Went there for moomba festival today. Was awesome environment.
  • Nice park. Worth a walk along the Yarra river to see the rowboats.
  • Had our wedding photo's here. It's nice to take family too.
  • Great location to hang out, walk, run and cycle. Just located beside Flinders street station and fed square. If you like rowing, you can do in in nearby Yaara.
  • Very pretty manicured gardens. Great to have somewhere to go out of the CBD for awhile.

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