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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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  • Flagstaff Gardens is a wonderful park in the middle of Melbourne - its only small but perfect for a relaxing walk to enjoy the colours of Autumn - Highly recommended.  more »
  • Named for the hilltop flagstaff used in the 1800's to signal ships of their arrival to Melbourne's port. Today it is a well cared for multiuse park where you have a playground, bbqs, acres of trees in...  more »
  • Nice hill garden with little childen playground. Lot of big trees. Well maintain. A bit dangerous with children skateboarding, bicycle, run down the slope may accidentally get out onto busy road. They...  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