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John Batman Gardens

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Published September 14th 2016
A Beautiful Park named after a Melbourne Founder
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John Batman Gardens, Corner of Waverly Street and Bay Road, Sandringham 3191


John Batman Gardens in Sandringham is one of those inauspicious parks that you may easily walk or drive by, but once you stop you'll notice there's indeed something special about the space.

Named after one of Melbourne's founders, from afar the park appears to be largely a collection of benches and trees, but closer inspection shows a beautiful garden along its back corner.

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The Gardens at John Batman


With ferns, roses, sweet peas and more, the garden is a wonderful public space to (literally) stop and smell the roses. This is especially so after a very Melbourne rain-filled morning.

What's more, whether post-rain shower or in the middle of summer, the park has a beautiful open field with a number of trees scattered about.

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The field at John Batman Gardens.


True, a picnic at a nearby beach or two in the middle of December may be the most Australian way to spend a weekend day out, but for those who don't mind an amble along with an umbrella in the spring these Gardens are a great place to stop for a time and take in the beauty of the surrounds.

Finally, if you find a plant you really like? Consider giving Bayside Community Garden a visit as you may find on sale for your garden at home the same species or type that features in John Batman.

John Batman Gardens: a little but lovely park in Bayside.
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Why? A quiet but beautiful Bayside garden
When: Daytime
Where: Corner of Waverly Street and Bay Road, Sandringham Victoria 3191
Cost: Free
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These little parks are often a lovely place to sit and read a book.
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