Traveljunkieindonesia.com – The green heart of Melbourne is one of the city’s greatest assets.
Parks and gardens can be found around every corner, so there’s plenty of opportunity to experience a slice of green goodness.
01). Birrarung Marr
Batman Ave, Melbourne. The city’s newest parkland is a blend of wide-open spaces and sculptured terraces with wonderful city views. The 39 Federation Bells regularly chime across the city’s hum.
02). Fitzroy Gardens
East Melbourne. At the heritage-listed Fitzroy Gardens you can take a stroll along the avenues of majestic elms, step back in time with a visit to Cooks’ Cottage, or visit the Conservatory for the perfect photo opportunity among the floral exhibits.
03). Docklands Park
This extensive inner city parkland runs along the eastern border of Victoria Harbour. The landscaped urban park offers free BBQs and an amazing interactive playground.
04). Royal Botanic Gardens
One of the world’s finest botanic gardens, with more than 12,000 species. Take an Aboriginal Heritage Walk, or enjoy breakfast or lunch at the Observatory cafe.
05). Domain Parklands
A patchwork of parks, gardens and reserves comprising The Domain, the Shrine Reserve (including the Shine of Remembrance), Alexandra Park, Queen Victoria Gardens and The Sidney Myer Music Bowl. Features include a floral clock and monuments to famous Australians.
06). Treasury Gardens
Spring Street. A memorial to US President John F. Kennedy forms the centrepiece of this park, which is planted with majestic oak and elm trees.
Where is your favourite park and garden in Melbourne?
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