Queen Victoria Gardens, Melbourne

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The Queen Victoria Gardens are Melbourne's memorial to Queen Victoria. Located on 4.8 hectares (12 acres) opposite the Victorian Arts Centre and National Gallery of Victoria, bounded by St Kilda Road, Alexandra Avenue and Linlithgow Avenue.Queen Victoria's reign started in 1837, two years after the initial European settlement of Melbourne, and upon her death in 1901 it was thought appropriate to declare an enduring monument to her reign. A memorial statue was commissioned from sculptor James White showing the Queen in ceremonial gowns casting her regal gaze across ornamental lakes, sweeping lawns and rose gardens to the Melbourne Arts Centre Spire and the city skyscrapers.Queen Victoria Gardens are part of a larger group of parklands directly south-east of the city, between St. Kilda Road and the Yarra River known as the Domain Parklands, which includes; The Royal Botanic Gardens Kings Domain Alexandra GardensQueen Victoria GardensFeaturesA huge floral clock is positioned opposite the National Gallery of Victoria, containing over 7,000 flowering plants which are changed twice yearly. The clock was donated in 1966 to the City of Melbourne by a group of Swiss watchmakers. Behind the clock stands a bronze equestrian statue, a memorial to Queen Victoria's successor, King Edward VII. The statue, by Melbourne born sculptor Bertram Mackennal, was unveiled on 21 July 1920.
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  • Queen Victoria Gardens are a lovely place to visit. They are extensive and they are meant as a memorial to Queen Victoria after whom the state is named. There are beautiful tress, plants and other gre...  more »
  • Beautiful gardens ordered around a small Hill between St. Kilda road and Alexandra avenue, perfect for walking or resting in the calm and cool. Coming from St Kilda road, it starts with a nice lawn, then these are walkways that meander between tall trees and statues. At the top of the Hill, a statue of Queen Victoria. In front of the statue, a floral clock and all around, admirable rose beds.
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