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Parliament Gardens Reserve

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by Gypsy Rose (subscribe)
I am a travel writer and photographer with a passion for the great outdoors and food! I love travelling and discovering hidden gems... experience the journey on Instragram! @gypsy_compass
Published March 24th 2014
The perfect tranquil lunch break getaway
Everybody needs that little piece of serenity during the busy working day. and Parliament Gardens in Melbourne is that little piece of serenity.

With pleasant views of Parliament House, Eastern Hill, Old Baptist Church, Old Synagogue and St Patrick's Cathedral along with the flowing water of Coles Fountain it is certainly worth a visit.

The perfect picnic spot...

Regardless if you are on your lunch break and need that quiet spot to enjoy your lunch in the great outdoors or if you need a place to keep the kids busy on a hot day, it is a pleasant small triangular park to get away right in the city.

The kids will love the fountain and of course you can even have a little run around yourself under the fountain to cool off on a hot day.

Coles Fountain, the perfect hot day solution...

For a little history about the gardens, the garden was designed by William Guilfoyle with a European Style which compliments the surrounding buildings. In 1890 Sir Henry Parkes planted The Federal Oak which can found in the gardens along with the plaque commemorating Vida Goldstein's election to Parliament.

There is also a memorial in bronze to Pastor Sir Douglas and Lady Gladys, two of Australia's most prominent Indigenous leaders and traditional owners.

The gardens are certainly worth a visit, as they offer peace and quiet with the sounds of the water cascading in the background as you relax.

A breathtaking stroll...
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Why? The perfect tranquil break...
When: All year round
Where: 489-531 Albert St, East Melbourne
Cost: Free
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