Fitzroy Gardens, Melbourne

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#4 of 49 in Parks in Melbourne
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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  • Enjoy the quiet stroll through well kept gardens. Visit the conservatory to become familiar with the plants on display and across to Cooks cottage to experience how living in a cottage is so cozy (tig...  more »
  • Highlight of our visit, cute Christmas afternoon picnic. A gentle 25 mon stroll from Brunswick to Cooks cottage. Large park very welcoming for families of all ages. Tourist info centre & nearby toilet...  more »
  • Larger than I thought between attractions. Many people enjoy sitting on the grass and got the free laying
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  • A decent size beautiful garden in the heart of Melbourne. Nice place to walk and relax. There is small place for Children to play. The conservatory inside the park is beautiful and a must see. We could get to see huge hydrangea flowers in different colours(Lavender, Pink, White,). We went in mid December and it was a treat to watch the Fuchsia flowers in different colours. The conservatory is very well maintained and there is no entry fee. One can see Cooke's Cottage, an ancient style building. There is a entry fee and we skipped it. Overhaul a beautiful place and maintained very well.
  • Open space with lots to see and do. Beautiful gardens, amazing old trees and sculpture add to the beauty of these gardens. Small playground for young children in the Northern East corner. The little Tudor village is worth a look too.
  • Beautiful gardens. Peaceful and relaxing. With Caption Cook's house, fairy tree and model Tutor Village
  • Beautiful gardens. Arrange half a day or at least 4 hours to walk and savour the gardens and sit on the lawn, benches to have a read or a picnic. Love the trees.
  • Pleasant leafy with attractive lawns and some special feature areas. Close to city. One drawback few public toilets

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