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Fitzroy Gardens, Melbourne

Categories: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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4.6/5 based on 800+ reviews on the web
Located in the heart of Melbourne, Fitzroy Gardens add to the city’s claim to being the Garden City of Australia. Within 26 hectares (64 acres) of the gardens, you will find Victorian-era landscaped lawns and avenues lined with English elms, unusual fountains, and flowers. Visit Captain Cook’s Cottage, the former Yorkshire home of the English captain who discovered Australia. The cottage was shipped and reconstructed stone by stone in 1934. Nearby is quirky carved Fairies’ Tree, a 300-year-old stump embellished with pixies and kangaroos. As you stroll through the gardens, stop at a replica Tudor village. Walk the People’s Path, a loop walkway paved with 10,000 engraved bricks. Keep your eyes open for possums and ducks. Use our Melbourne travel itinerary maker to add Fitzroy Gardens and other attractions to your Melbourne vacation plans.
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  • What a great place to retreat from the busy city. Gardens are beautiful to wander around or just sit down and relax and soak up some fresh air. 
  • Cosy, well-kept Park. The Royal Botanic Garden in miniature, but not as lush and without signatures to plants. A lot of birds. In addition there are a few attractions in the Park, the main of which is the cottage of Captain Cook's parents moved here from England.
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  • We lived in an apartment just across the gardens and we had breakfast and lunch there for a couple of days. We would take our packed meals and with a handy picnic mat, lay ourselves on a nice spot and...  read more »
  • Enjoyed spacious lawns, wonderful old trees, lovely gardens, ordered and more natural; preserved history, school children happily using and joining with others walking in the sunshine and savouring a pleasant coffee!
  • The grounds are beautifully presented, massive trees, beautiful flowers and plants, ponds and fountains. The land scape and beauty swallows you up! My boyfriend loved "J.Cooks Pad!" He was in awe. The Gardeners should be highly commended, what a beautiful experience, thank you.
  • Very pleasant gardens with mature trees and numerous walkways. Large grassy areas and some fountains. Well worth a visit. There is a greenhouse too.
  • Great park to walk through or relax on the grass. Extremely well looked after. Photo spots all throughout
  • One of my fav locations in the city. Always well kept and pretty.
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