Flagstaff Gardens, Melbourne

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#8 of 48 in Parks in Melbourne
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. Our Melbourne trip builder website makes visiting Flagstaff Gardens and other Melbourne attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Is not big, not far from the town about quiet. Center the rest slightly higher to work of the local people.
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  • Landscaped garden and nice track for a jog on a cool, breezy, early autumn morning. If you are a keen jogger, one needs to go a few rounds to get warmed up - or a stroll within the park would be a bet...  more »
  • This park was established in 1862 and sits on the edge of the city centre being bounded by La Trobe, King, Dudley and William Streets. We walked through it on the way from our hotel near Southern Cros...  more »
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  • A park connected to Melbourne's very early history, near Queen Victoria markets. Large shady trees, grassy areas, wide paths and pleasant city-scape views. A memorial to some of Melbourne's original settlers who were buried within the park grounds. A nearby relocated Anglican church originally built in 1839 can be seen from the top of the hill - (relocated and rebuilt in 1912). Floral display along the Southern roadside. A lovely spot (with a bit of an other-worldly feel). Great place to take rest or to let children exercise their legs.
  • A lively garden all though the day with private boot camps and fitness classes run throughout the day. The gardens and grassy areas are well maintained. The garden is popular for getting out of the office and taking in some sunshine. There are also public barbeques, a lawn bowls club and fenced basket ball/net ball courts
  • Great place to unplug from the busy day. It is not uncommon to see people of all walks of life enjoying the gardens. Within the gardens are historical statues that form a real piece of the history of Melbourne. If you're looking for somewhere close to the CBD that allows you a break from the chaos, these gardens are perfect. While many people use this place for jogging and walking, it is quite peaceful to take a few minutes and just sit on the benches and relax. As it is within the court precinct, there are a variety of cafes available. The gardens are also within 2 minutes walk of Victoria markets making it a great place for lunch if you've spent the day at the markets.
  • Nice park lots happening, dog walking, sport, family time. We had a lovely little picnic here with food from victoria markets, just across the road. Lovely park in the city
  • Nice park but they need to do something about the rats scurrying around in the evenings. Beautiful mature trees and a pretty nice play area for kids.
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