The Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria are botanic gardens situated over two sites, one in Melbourne and another in Cranbourne, a suburb 45 km southeast of Melbourne. The Melbourne gardens were founded in 1846 and cover 89 acres of land with 8,500 plant species on display in the 50,000 plants in the garden. The Cranbourne gardens were established in 1970 and display Australian plants, it didn't open to the public until 1989.
If you are visiting the Melbourne gardens, parking at the gardens is limited to metered street parking. You can get there by using public transport, take the 605 bus to the gardens. You can also get there on the tram, take the 3, 5, 6, 16 or 64 trams. You can get to the Cranbourne gardens by car or by train if travelling by train, take the train to ‘Cranbourne’.
Opening Times and Admission
The gardens in Melbourne are open daily, 7.30am-6pm. The gardens in Cranbourne are open from 9am-5pm. Entry to the gardens is free.