Fitzroy Gardens, Melbourne

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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. Using our online itinerary creator, Melbourne attractions like Fitzroy Gardens can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • A popular free stop on many coach tours of Melbourne, this parkland garden offers a great mix of cultivated beds, a conservatory, model Tudor village, cottage gardens and “Cook’s Cottage”. Some fees a...  more »
  • If you are into flowers and gardens - this is a must see - we loved it - very nice for a stroll and there are plenty of visiting options available as well as facilities  more »
  • Beautiful park and gardens, beautifully maintained and so close to the heart of the CBD. Love walking through here on the way to the football at the MCG - Captain Cook's cottage is always an appeal. A...  more »
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  • Beautiful public garden in the city. Includes Captain Cooks cottage, which he had dismantled from England, shipped, then reconstructed. Entry fee to see the inside of the small cottage. There is a cafe in the kiosk, and a restaurant that is currently being renovated. Another interesting feature is the miniature Tudor village which was given as a gift post WWII. Sinclair's cottage (gardeners residence) is being renovated near the elm avenue, this should be impressive once done. Italianate style on a small scale. The Conservatory has colourful, rich displays of flowers.
  • Great to walk around and explore. Nice and wide paths as well as some smaller trails to let you find some out of the places / links. Plenty of seating. The garden viewing is always different as it changes with the seasons.
  • Fitzroy Gardens in East Melbourne, Australia takes on an ethereal quality in the light of a streetlamp, emanating deep hues of jade and emerald. It reminds me of somewhere magical out of a fairy-tale story, a small piece of tranquility in the middle of a bustling city. Named after Sir Charles Augustus Fitzroy, the gardens receive over two million visitors each year.
  • One of the best gardens in Melbourne. A nostalgic throwback to a bygone era. You'll feel like you're walking through a Monet painting.
  • Such an stunning place. It is a colorful and quiet park. Incredible historic places and funny for people of all ages. It has everything nature, animals, an amazing Conservatory, and lovely views.

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