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by Annalise (subscribe)
Looking for the hidden gems of the world! - Living in Dandenong ranges Australia
Published May 6th 2016
The Fitzroy Gardens thrive on a sunny day in the city of Melbourne, with runners, walkers and picnics all enjoying their weekend away from the hustle and bustle of non-stop work. The manicured gardens can be found in East Melbourne on Wellington Parade right across from Peter Mac.

Fitzroy Gardens
Fitzroy Gardens track

Fitzroy Gardens has plenty on offer for all ages, at all times of the year with its beautiful picturesque scenery. The gardens can be enjoyed without spending a penny, by walking along the track to enjoy a picnic or take photographs for aspiring photographers. However if you wish to go inside of particular areas costs are attached.

The gardens is home to one of 'Melbourne's favourite tourist attractions', The Conservatory, which regularly displays floral displays to the public. For those of you sporting a green finger the Fitzroy Gardens is a must for you to drool over its beauty. The Gardens offer other tourist attractions to intrigue the little ones with a fairy tree, and mini Tudor Village, kindly donated by an English man Mr. Edgar Wilson, as a thank you present to Melbourne for sending food to Britain in the time of World War 2.

Tudor Village

If you love history Cook's Cottage will also be one attraction to look out for during your times in the Gardens. The cottage stands in the Gardens as a memorial to Captain James Cook, the discoverer of the east coast of Australia. Staff of the Gardens dress up in costumes to represent the people of his era and can be seen walking around the cottage.

Cooks Cottage
Cooks' Cottage

Whilst enjoying your walk around the gardens with your friends or family, why not pick up a coffee from the cafe on the parks grounds or enjoy brunch there before commencing your day. Throughout your walk there is plenty to see from water fountains to statues, there's something everyone will enjoy.

Fairy tree
Fairy Tree

Gardeners are regularly keeping on top of maintenance to preserve the beauty of the garden to keep tourists and regular visitors coming back.

Fitzroy Gardens holds functions and Garden weddings. To make an enquiry or booking contact them on their website.

The gardens are open every day and parking is available.
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Why? Gardens with plenty for everyone.
When: Open every day
Where: 230 Wellington Parade, East Melbourne
Cost: Entry is free. However there may be a charge for additional activities
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