Discover the rare and beautiful plants, breathtaking landscapes and iconic buildings Melbourne’s Botanic Gardens was established in 1846 by Lieutenant Governor Charles La Trobe. Over the next 60 years this swampy site was transformed into the world-famous landscape we know today. In 1958, Queen Elizabeth II bestowed the ‘Royal’ prefix on the Gardens.Some of the most popular events here are Moonlight Cinema-Australia’s favourite open-air cinema returns to the beautiful green Central Lawn at Melbourne Gardens for another season of balmy nights, lush picnics, sizzling silver screen blockbusters and fan favourite films. Playing from late November to the end of March each Year High Tea at The Terrace -Treat yourself to traditional high tea with views of the stunning gardens, lawns and lake!
Entrance on Birdwood Avenue or Anderson Street, South Yarra
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