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Flagstaff Gardens, Melbourne

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Melbourne’s oldest park is Flagstaff Gardens, originally established in 1862. Located in an area steeped in history, the park includes a memorial marking the graves of the city’s first European settlers. The sprawling gardens form an important ecological area, which includes mature Morton Bay figs, elms, and eucalyptus trees. Extensive lawns and well-maintained rose and shrub beds are lined by these old trees, which shade long pathways enjoyed by picnickers, walkers, and cyclists. Get some exercise at the park’s tennis courts, which can be used for a number of sports, such as volleyball, handball, and netball. Electric barbecues are available to visitors all year long. See Flagstaff Gardens and all Melbourne has to offer by arranging your trip with our Melbourne travel itinerary maker.
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  • A beautiful park to enjoy a walk in, lots of green space and seating to stop in the sunshine and peace away from the busyness of Melbourne city centre. It is close to Queen Victoria markets, easy to w...  more »
  • I have many trips to the Melbourne Central Business District. These gardens are awesome. Sun filled with great lawns and tree covered shade. A great place for a break or just to contemplate.  more »
  • Flagstaff Garden is a lovely garden at the edge of the city and it is near Victoria street markets. The gardens are notable for their horticultural, historical and social significance to the city. it ...  more »
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  • I love Flagstaff Gardens - beautiful big park with lots of shady trees. I walk through here every day to go to work and every day to go home again. Lots of space to play ball games, run, execise, any outdoor activity. Lovely grounding feeling in the middle of a big busy city.
  • I love this garden​. My wife visits this garden trice weekly. Kids play area, BBQ, basketball court, community hall, good collection of plants, benches to rest are available here. This is a good place to pets also.. Garbage bins, Dog garbage bins and plastic bags to use for pet garbage collection is also available. Administration​ team paying good card of garden maintenance. :)
  • Massive, well maintained, green gardens. It had a lonely vibe though. Maybe thats a good thing or perhaps its still wondering why people walk through without stopping like they did back in the 90s before the Docklands was built. Oh yeah, Possums!
  • amazing green oasis right in the centre of Melbourne Flagstaff gardens is one of those very typically Melbourne parks plonked right in the middle of everything. Beautiful tall trees, sporting facilities, walking paths, well-kept lawns, shady spots... very kid friendly and much used as a lunchtime picnic spot for office workers. Its actually a hill and it affords nice views out to sea (hence the "Flagstaff" name) and into the city.
  • Relaxing environment with cooling breeze. Surrounded with trees and beautiful plants in center of garden. There's also children's playground, suitable for family gathering and picnic

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