Flagstaff Gardens, Melbourne

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#9 of 49 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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  • October 3, 2017
    Flagstaff Gardens cover several acres on the western edge of the city. Flagstaff Gardens are a favorite spot for workers in the nearby legal precinct to have lunch or just sun bathe. The Gardens have ...  more »
  • September 15, 2017
    take the children for a walk take them to see the ducks and the other birdlife in the park. take a walk to the botanical garden conservatory  more »
  • September 6, 2017
    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 s...  more »
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  • August 7, 2017
    Amazing place to have a picnic within the city. The only time it's going to be crowded is on the 20th of April or better known as 420 when hordes of people gather to collectively puff puff and pass. At any given day you will find people taking pictures of possums frolicking around the trees and if you're lucky you'll be treated with the sight of a flock of parrots. Due to the elevated level of the garden the sunset is magical.
  • September 12, 2017
    Amazing place to just sit and relax. You can also do some light reading without being bothered.
  • May 29, 2017
    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.
  • September 14, 2017
    A clean and relaxing park in Melbourne, perfect for walking. You can see cute possums at night.
  • June 29, 2017
    So beautiful. Very peaceful and relatively quiet given the central location. Lovely blooms and we'll maintained. Great for a picnic or just a wander

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